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Gel Electrophoresis

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Objective                                                                                                                          

What is DNA fingerprinting? Students will learn how gel electrophoresis works and how  it is used in fields like forensics to study DNA of various individuals. They will conduct an experiment to find out if different food dyes use the same colors.

Subjects

Chemistry

Grade Levels

7-12

Lesson Plan

Gel Electrophoresis

Student Sheets

Gel Electrophoresis Reading

Gel Electrophoresis Activity Sheet

 

Items included

Gel Electrophoresis Materials Checklist

A presentation to go along with the gel electrophoresis activity is located here:

Gel Electrophoresis Presentation

 

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