Gel Electrophoresis using Food Dyes
Dye Electrophoresis Lab Introduction
In this lesson, students will explore the process of agarose gel electrophoresis to figure out which food dye molecules give Skittles candy their colors. This lab is helpful to complete before other labs involving gel electrophoresis including DNA Forensics and PCR labs
Student Guide – Download and edit student worksheets to be completed during the Dye Electrophoresis Lab.
Lesson Slides – Articulates with the student guide above and accompanying lesson plans below.
Lesson Plan – Suggested times for pacing, sequence and activities for the lab. Includes vocabulary tool, supplemental resources, etc.
Student Lab Protocol – Students follow these instructions when doing the Dye Electrophoresis Lab.
Preparing the Classroom for the Lab – How to set up group stations for this lab experience.
Inventory Guide – Reagents and materials checklist for one classroom kit. Includes equipment and classroom needs for the lab.