Today’s media routinely covers forensic stories of criminals captured and innocents released using the powerful DNA fingerprinting technique. This kit allows students to carry out their own criminal investigation by comparing DNA samples collected from suspects to DNA collected at a pseudo-crime scene.
Students will use specialized molecules to cut the DNA into fragments, which can then be visualized by a process known as electrophoresis. The resulting pattern, or fingerprint, can be compared and the guilty suspect identified.
Supplied with components needed for hands-on experimentation for six workstations of 4-5 students or 24-30 students. Supplied with Teacher’s Guide and separate Student’s Guides.
- Introduces DNA fingerprinting technique.
- Teaches DNA fragmentation by specific enzymes.
- Introduction to agarose electrophoresis.