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Gel Electrophoresis Virtual Lab

Gel Electrophoresis Virtual Lab

An interactive gel electrophoresis lab that includes links to DNA in forensic science, how to make your own electrophoresis chamber, and ways to make the DNA colorful.


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Shirley Baker
Shirley Baker (Student)
13 years ago
This is a great lab that I will be incorporating into my lesson plan on Molecular Genetics. Each student will have access to their own computer to experience the virtual lab. I may however, do an electrophoresis demonstration, because it great to see the real thing. But I think the University of Utah did a great job for this virtual lab. I will also share this and other websites with students to visit for more virtual labs and information on biotechnology
Used in course? Yes
Stephanie Vallis
Stephanie Vallis (Student)
13 years ago
This is a useful tool for students. The animation really helps put things in perspective. The explanations underneath help with the presentation too.

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My only concern is the sound effects, the sound effects can get a little distracting and you have to make sure the the lights are off if this is going to be on a projector, since it uses a lot of bright colors.
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes