This lab is PERFECT after a lesson on gel electrophoresis to reinforce the concepts of DNA analysis. The activity is engaging for middle school and high school students and can be used as a 45 minute lab! Please rate this product and send me a message with any comments or questions!
Meets NYS Science Standards;
2.1f In all organisms, the coded instructions for specifying the characteristics of the organism are carried in DNA, a large molecule formed from subunits arranged in a sequence with bases of four kinds (represented by A, G, C, and T). The chemical and structural properties of DNA are the basis for how the genetic information that under- lies heredity is both encoded in genes (as a string of molecular “bases”) and replicated by means of a template.
2.2c Different enzymes can be used to cut, copy, and move segments of DNA. Characteristics produced by the segments of DNA may be expressed when these seg- ments are inserted into new organisms, such as bacteria.