This is a zip folder that contains a (1) select handout that corresponds to our gel electrophoresis video on YouTube and (2) a corresponding answer key. This select student handout from this zip folder is not available for free on our website like most of our student handouts. Select handouts are in similar format to our regular, free handouts. However, the videos they correspond to tend to be more specialized to a unique topic. We use the funds to help support our work, and we appreciate you for your support!
This select handout covers content from our Amoeba Sisters Gel Electrophoresis video. It includes asking students to define gel electrophoresis, explain the role of restriction enzymes, estimate base pair lengths using a DNA ladder, and determining the mother guppy in a guppy electrophoresis problem. To see whether it would be a good fit, we suggest watching our free video first as this handout aligns closely with the video. Please do not purchase a select video handout like this one before first ensuring that you are able to access the corresponding YouTube video.
Pricing: Our select handout (with key) pricing is based on many factors: how many images we made for the resource (we create all of our own images), how many we had to edit/make transparent for the resource, how long the student select handout writing and key took to create, etc. Once we break even with our time spent, we look for opportunities to put our items on sale or lower prices.
1. This select handout may be printed and copied for use in your classes, However, no form of this handout or its copyrighted text can be made available publicly online. This handout may not be distributed, reproduced, or sold by any individual or outside entity.
2. This answer key it includes is intended for educator use. Answer keys may not be distributed, reproduced, or sold by any individual or outside entity.
We consider our handouts to be “recaps” of our video clips from our Amoeba Sisters YouTube channel. We use our video cartoons (drawn by Petunia) in our recap handouts to help students connect to the material after viewing one of our short videos. Many of the questions are "not google-able" (Pinky loves that term)- meaning, many of the responses are open ended and require application behind them. Our handouts make great exit ticket activities so that every minute of class time is valuable. They are great formative checks along the way of student learning. If you decide to print these and do not want students to digitally annotate on them, we always design them to easily print front and back as they are never more than 2 pages.
We are passionate about students as creators, so our intention with these handouts is that they are an introductory interaction with the material and act as supplements to the more important tasks: involving students in creating with the content and experiencing hands-on labs.