iLabs - Sounds of Science - Gel Electrophoresis: Part I
One of our most popular classes is the Gel Electrophoresis class. Students learn how to use micropipettes, work with agarose gels and gel chambers, and microcentrifuge DNA samples to actually set up, run, stain, and read a DNA electrophoresis.
First, students practice loading "fake" gels with a blue-dyed sugar solution. The micropipettes are inserted into the tiny wells (slots) in the Jello-like material.