Videos of gel electrophoresis are available!
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Long version (8 min)
Short version (3 min)
Instructions for Making a DIY Gel Electorphoresis can be found here.
This includes the materials needed to make and run a DIY agar gel.
A video of the building of a Gel Electrophoresis apparatus done at the 2019 STaRS (Science Teacher at Research Summer) event at NIEHS is coming soon.
A good video overview of gel electrophoresis can be found here.
A Lesson Plan associated with the DIY Gel Electrophoresis is here.
Background on gel electrophoresis and dyes here.
How to order a Gel Electrophoresis kit and additional critical components (coming soon)
1 gel comb
1 12 well cell culture dish
25 grams agar-agar
2 stainless steel wires
10 small loading pipettes
2 large sample prep pipettes
User needs to supply:
9 V batteries
McCormick Food coloring
Magnetic Stir Plate
Building a Stir Plate out of commonly found items; based on an exercise done at the 2019 STaRS event on July 12 at NIEHS.
Video of an assembly of the Stir Plate (coming soon)