The HGC VCE Biology students recently performed a gel electrophoresis prac.
Gel electrophoresis is a lab method used to separate mixtures of DNA according to molecular size (bands). In gel electrophoresis, the molecules to be separated are pushed by an electrical field through an agar gel that contains small pores.
During the session, the students had to complete a “Whodunnit?” crime mystery and identify which suspect’s sample matched the evidence from the scene.
This prac uses essential skills and knowledge that our students will use for Year 12 Biology and University.