Guides & Lesson Plans

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Edvotek's guides and lesson plans offer a succinct overview of important techniques, how-to's, and common pitfalls.

Student Holiday Activities

  • Ornament Template - Element Names
  • Pumpkin Template - DNA
  • Pumpkin Template - Skeleton Hand Holding Petri Plate
  • Pumpkin Template - Skeleton Hand Holding Micropipette
  • Pumpkin Template - Skull with DNA
  • How-To Tips

  • How To - Read Product Labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • How To - Calculate Transformation Efficiency
  • Source Plates: The Foundation to a Successful Transformation
  • Edvotek at Home

  • Cancer Gene Detection
  • The ELISA Assay
  • Restriction Enzyme Analysis of DNA
  • Transformation: Exploring Biotechnology with GFP
  • Multiplex PCR Testing of Water Contaminants
  • Exploring the Genetics of Taste: SNP Analysis of the PTC Gene Using PCR
  • Chromatography
  • Protein Electrophoresis
  • For "At Home" Fun: Edvotek® Biotechnology Scavenger Hunt
  • Quick Guides

  • Quick Guide - Using Technology to Create a DNA Standard Curve
  • Quick Guide - Agarose Gel Electrophoresis
  • Quick Guide - Culturing Microorganisms
  • Quick Guide - Micropipetting Basics
  • Quick Guide - Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Quick Guide - Protein Electrophoresis
  • Quick Guide - Transformation
  • Quick Guide - Quick Plants™
  • Quick Guide - Visualizing DNA
  • Quick Guide - SYBR® Safe Stain
  • Quick Guide - Transfer Pipets
  • Quick Guide - Biotechnology Basics: Outfitting Your Biotech Classroom
  • Quick Guide - Biotechnology Basics: Innovations In Your Classroom
  • A Comparison of Thermal Cycler Efficiency
  • Plasmid Maps

  • Plasmid Map - pEdvo301 (Kit 301)
  • Plasmid Map - pFluoroGren (Kits 223, 303, 305)
  • Plasmid Map - pFluoroGreen and pFluoroBlue (Kit 222)
  • Plasmid Map - pGAL (Kit 221)
  • Worksheets

  • Worksheet - Structure of DNA
  • Worksheet - Fingerprint Maze
  • Worksheet - Create a 3D Model of DNA
  • Edvotek Live Stream Demonstrations

    Edvotek® YouTube Live Stream - Biotech Basics: The Discovery of DNA - The basic unit of all living organisms, from bacteria to humans, is the cell. Contained within the nucleus of these cells is a molecule called deoxyribonucleic acid (or DNA). Today, we know that DNA is the blueprint used to build an organism. Join Dr. Danielle Snowflack as we discuss the discovery of nucleic acid, build cellular models using Origami Organelles (EVT-034), and extract DNA from plant cells. This lesson is perfect for both in-class and home experimentation!.