Genetic Engineering / Bacterial Transformation Lab

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I searched for a lab or hands-on activity on genetic engineering that would make the process less abstract, and more understandable to my students. I wasn't able to find what I wanted, so I wrote it!

This product includes background information on the process of genetic engineering, both in the form of a webquest and reading. It also includes links to related video clips and news articles. Then there is a hands-on lab activity where students simulate finding a gene in DNA, cutting it with a restriction enzyme, and inserting it into a bacterial plasmid.

After completing this activity, students will understand genetic engineering.

I like to follow up this activity with additional reading of current events, and then writing a position paper, using this product.

Writing a Position Paper or Logical Argument

**All pictures, graphics, and artwork in our lessons are either purchased legally for use or are created by Science in the City**

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Teaching Duration
2 hours

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Genetic Engineering / Bacterial Transformation Lab
Genetic Engineering / Bacterial Transformation Lab
Genetic Engineering / Bacterial Transformation Lab
Genetic Engineering / Bacterial Transformation Lab
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