Exploring Electrophoresis and Forensics Classroom Kit
Intermediate - Easy to perform; requires some background knowledge.
This technically simple experiment simulates the use of DNA in forensic investigations. Students cast agarose gels, load predigested DNA, and perform electrophoresis. They use the banding patterns of the DNA in the gel to compare the DNA fingerprints of 2 suspects with evidence and victim DNA. The Classroom Kit contains instructions, 5 sets of apparatus, a How-To DVD, and sufficient supplies for 10 experiments.