PCR and Gel Electrophoresis - This 25 slide Senior Biology PowerPoint Lesson package looks at The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) including all steps laid out in an easy to follow manner, Gel Electrophoresis as well as its application in forensic science including paternity tests. It is geared towards a senior level biology and/or an AP biology classroom. The PowerPoint contains many diagrams, explanations and videos. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the Power Point), 3 embedded videos, 1 interactive student online activity a student research assignment and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint.
Included in the lesson package is:
- The teacher version of the PowerPoint
- The student version of the PowerPoint
- 1 interactive student online practice/review activity
- 3 videos embedded into the PowerPoint
- Student lesson handout
In order, the lesson covers:
- Detailed Polymerase Chain Reaction Steps
--> Denaturation, Annealing, Elongation
- Gel Electrophoresis
- Application in forensic science
Within my Molecular Genetics Unit you can also find the following lessons
- Lesson 1 - Genetic Material - DNA and RNA
- Lesson 2 - DNA Replication and Repair
- Lesson 3 - DNA Organization and Aging
- Lesson 4 - Transcription - DNA Replication
- Lesson 5 - Translation - Protein Synthesis
- Lesson 6 - Mutations and Mutagens
- Lesson 7 - Viruses in Bio Technology
- Lesson 8 - DNA Manipulation
- Lesson 9 - PCR and Gel Electrophoresis
- Lesson 10 - Biotechnology and Health
The student version of the PowerPoint contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.
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