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Electrophoresis Analogy

Students participate in a simulation of electrophoresis separation of DNA fragments. They link arms to form DNA fragments with each student representing a nucleotide. As they move through an obstacle course they discover how fragments of DNA form bands in a DNA fingerprint. This is lesson five in a nine lesson unit on endangered plants.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Biology
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Simulation
Included Materials
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