DNA & Genetics

Make DNA and Genetics real and personal for your students with these hands-on activities. Teach essential concepts and practice college-ready techniques at the same time in your AP Biology class.

  PV92 PCR Informatics Kit
PV92 PCR Informatics Kit
Science of Opioid Dependence Kit
Science of Opioid Dependence Kit
Genes in a Bottle Kit
Genes in a Bottle Kit
Explore genetic variation in your own classroom with PCR! Use the Hardy-Weinberg equation to study genetic variation in a population; then have discussions about the technical and ethical aspects of genetic profiling.
Engage your students in the neurobiology and complex genetics of opioid dependence while using statistical methods to analyze patient data. Students use DNA electrophoresis to analyze pre-amplified PCR patient samples.
Introduce your students to molecular biology with their own DNA. Use and examine a real-world laboratory method to extract DNA from their own cheek cells; then they can bottle it in a helix keepsake necklace!
Ideal For Analyzing genetics in-depth with hands-on PCR and DNA electrophoresis Teaching complex genetics and PCR without a thermal cycler Introducing DNA extraction without extra equipment or stains
Classroom Support
Class Sessions Complete student activities in three 45-minute lab sessions Complete student activities in five 45-minute lessons One 45-minute class
Inquiry Type Structured, open-ended Structured, semi-open Structured
Required Equipment
  • 91% isopropyl alcohol or 95% ethanol
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Flexible support for inquiry-based learning

Flexible support for inquiry-based learning

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