Low-tech PCR

Lead your classes down the path of biotechnology. After isolating DNA and creating linkage maps in the previous lessons in the series, learners now simulate a PCR reaction. Pupils understand the process of PCR and its purpose. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use follow-up questions as a guide for learners to write a conclusion about the activity in their notes
Classroom Considerations

  • Allow time to gather materials and prep for the lab
  • Prior to the lesson, pupils should have a solid understanding of the makeup, function, and location of DNA
Pros

  • Uses a hands-on approach to learning about the process of DNA replication
  • Provides all documents in both PDF and doc format to allow for editing to fit your educational needs
Cons

  • None