Linking food science to biotechnology kitSupplier: Edvotek
EDVOS-47EA 82.1 EUREDVOS-47
Linking food science to biotechnology kit
Educational Materials Biology Educational Materials Biochemistry Learning Activities
Investigate how agarose gel electrophoresis unlocks the color code used by food scientists to make colorful candies.
- NGSS-aligned with MS-PS1
- For 10 lab groups
- Complete in 45 minutes
- Explore the biochemistry behind colorful candies
- Understand the biology behind gel electrophoresis
- Perform agarose gel electrophoresis to separate different sized dye molecules
- Extract, identify, and size different food dyes from popular candies
Students will extract color activities from common candies and separate the dyes on agarose gel electrophoresis. A fun lab extension involves the use of candy to build a DNA model.
Ordering information: DNA electrophoresis, micropipettes: 5-50 µl (optional), white light box (Optional), and microwave or hot plate are not included.
Delivery information: Kit includes instructions, Ready-to-Load QuickStrip™ dye samples, UltraSpec-Agarose™, Electrophoresis Buffer (50X), practice gel loading solution, disposable pipets, and microcentrifuge tubes.
Packaging: Room temperature storage.
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