In this lab you will learn the history of the discovery of DNA and DNA structure. Understand the nature of genetic inheritance and the role of DNA and proteins in genetic expression while using biological detergents, enzymes, and ethanol to isolate DNA from plant material. You need to supply the plant material. Kit contains enough materials for 15 groups. Teacher’s Manual and Student Study Guide copymasters are included.
Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*
Disciplinary Core Ideas: LS1.A; LS3.A; LS3.B
Performance Expectations: HS-LS1-1; HS-LS3-1; HS-LS3-2; HS-LS3-3
Cross Cutting Concepts: Structure and Function; Cause and Effect; Scale, Proportion and Quantity; Science is a Human Endeavor
Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions; Asking Questions and Defining Problems; Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Engaging in Argument from Evidence
2 x 250mL 7.5% SDS/1.5% NaCl
1 Pepsin (to make 25ml 0.5% solution)
2 x 25mL Ethanol, 95%
20 Zipper Bags
15 Plastic Tubes
30 Graduated Pipettes
Small quantity exemption 173.4
THIS PACKAGE CONFORMS TO 49 CFR 173.4 for domestic highway or rail transport only
*"Next Generation Science Standards” is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.