What Does DNA Look Like?
Lab Investigation – What Does DNA Look Like?
Most of your class may think that it is impossible to see DNA with the naked eye.
With a little help, though, they can actually do just that!
This fun and easy lab activity shows your students what real chromosomal DNA looks like and allows them to explore the procedures involved in DNA extraction.
Just overlay with 95% ethanol or isopropyl alcohol and spool the DNA on the glass rod!
• Learn about DNA structure and biochemistry
• Understand the biology behind DNA isolation methods
• Spool & stain DNA from a specially formulated chromosomal DNA solution
• See this incredible molecule with your own eyes!
Time Required:Complete in 30 minutes
Kit Includes:Instructions, Concentrated Chromosomal DNA, Concentrated Buffer, InstaStain® Blue Cards, Transfer Pipets, Spooling Rods, Plastic Disposable Beakers, & Calibrated Transfer Pipets.
All You Need:Pipet Pumps or Bulbs, 50 or 100 ml Graduated Cylinder, 20 ml Beakers, 100 ml Beakers, Test Tubes, 91% Isopropyl Alcohol or 95% Ethanol, Distilled Water, Paper Towels, and Ice and Ice Buckets.