DNA & Principles of Gel Electrophoresis introduces students to the molecular concepts of DNA, and the physical concepts of separating molecules by charge and size using agarose gel electrophoresis. Students then apply these concepts to gel electrophoresis of DNA, performing techniques such as micropipetting and gel preparation.

Key Topics:

  • DNA Structure
  • Micropipette Use
  • Agarose Gel Electrophoresis

This field trip is categorized as an Introductory field trip, and is appropriate for students as young as 6th or 7th grade.

Length of Field Trip:  2 hours

Cost of Field Trip: $112 for up to 16 students; $7 for every additional student. We can also take this field trip On the Road to you.

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