Linking Food Science to Biotechnology: Unlock the Color of Candies

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NGSS-aligned with MS-PS1.

Investigate how agarose gel electrophoresis unlocks the color code used by food scientists to make colorful candies. Students will extract color activities from common candies and separate the dyes on agarose gel electrophoresis. A fun lab extension involves the use of candy to build a DNA model.

Group size: For 10 lab groups

Time required: Complete in 45 minutes

Kit includes: Instructions, Ready-to-Load QuickStrip™ Dye Samples, UltraSpec-Agarose™, Electrophoresis Buffer (50X), Practice Gel Loading Solution, Disposable Pipets, & Microcentrifuge Tubes.

All you need:DNA Electrophoresis, Micropipettes: 5-50 µl (Optional), White Light Box (Optional), & Microwave or Hot Plate.

Storage: Room Temperature.

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