Field Trips


    Restriction Enzyme Analysis – Varying Enzymatic Conditions         Date:  February 2, 2017  

    Students will test and analyze four factors that can affect the function of restriction enzymes. Students will present their results to their classmates.  Procedures used include:  agarose gel electrophoresis and restriction enzymes (EcoRI, HinDIII, and BamHI) digestion of DNA.

    Bacterial Transformation                      Date:    March 2, 2017

    Students genetically engineer bacteria through transformation with plasmid DNA.  Students are directly involved in experimental design and the designation of controls. This laboratory can be adjusted to suit the academic level of the class. 

    Polymerase Chain Reaction                  Date:    NOT AVAILABLE

    Students analyze DNA in food using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and agarose-gel electrophoresis.  Classroom discussion links these techniques with applications in forensics, genetic testing and genetic engineering

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