Gel Electrophoresis in the Classroom
Resources for gel electrophoresis education by miniPCR bio™
Introduction to gel electrophoresis
One of the most common methods for separating and visualizing biological molecules in the lab is called gel electrophoresis. The word “electrophoresis” means carried by electricity, and during gel electrophoresis, an electric field propels molecules through a gel.
Teaching DNA gel electrophoresis in the classroom is a perfect gateway to the broad fields of biotechnology and biomedical science. Browse our resources below to teach and learn the principles of gel electrophoresis.
Gel electrophoresis classroom activities
Gel electrophoresis Learning Labs™
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DNA101 Lab: Rainbow Gel Electrophoresisminipcr
Practice gel electrophoresis with food coloring! This free lab is now available for download through this...
Choosing a DNA stain for classroom useKaty Martin
Have you ever wondered which DNA stain is best for your gel electrophoresis needs? If...
Choosing the right DNA ladderKaty Martin
When performing gel electrophoresis, scientists include DNA ladders that contain DNA fragments of known sizes....