DNA Extraction Lab Activity

Aldon Corporation

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


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Item Price Qty
Distance Learning: DNA Extraction ALD1505 $7.99
Small Group Learning, DNA Extraction Lab Activity ALD3002-SGL $19.75

In this lab you will learn the history of the discovery of DNA and DNA structure. 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

Kit Includes:

  • 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 Filters
  • 15 Plastic Tubes
  • 30 Graduated Pipettes
  • 15 Stirrers

Regulatory Note: Small Qty Exemption 49CFR173.4

*”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.

 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Methanol/Methyl isobutyl ketone, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.