With the new Biotechnology Pack, students use the DNA models to visualize and explore these basic concepts: restriction enzyme digestion, gel electrophoresis, PCR, DNA sequencing, and CRISPR-Cas9.
Our models are designed to teach processes, in addition to structure. They are made to be manipulated so learners can perform cellular functions with their own hands. All booklets can be used for independent learning as well as classroom lessons. Download the flyer about the MIT Edgerton Center Biotechnology Pack.
The Biotechnology Pack is intended for use with the DNA/RNA Sets, which must be purchased separately.
DNA/RNA Booklet 3 Activities:
- Identify the 3’ and 5’ DNA ends
- Practice restriction enzyme digestions
- Model gel electrophoresis
- Use DNA fingerprinting to compare sequences
- Perform PCR cycles
- Demonstrate Sanger sequencing with dideoxynucleotides
- Simulate the CRISPR-Cas9 System
- 14 DNA/RNA Booklet 3
- 14 Phage DNA Strips
- 14 Gel Electrophoresis Mats
- 14 Cas9 Protein Mats
The Biotechnology Pack provides additional curriculum for the DNA/RNA Set, which must be purchased separately. Please be aware that the Biotechnology Pack does not include the DNA/RNA Set.
MIT Edgerton Center Biotechnology Teacher Guide coming soon!
For now, please download:
Lesson Production Team
Kathleen M. Vandiver, PhD
Models and lessons
Amanda G. Mayer, PhD
Lessons and graphics