Gel electrophoresis

Not much to say this week, just some pretty pictures. It’s a kit supplied by Carolina Biological and our wonderful technician of the year suggested that it would be a suitable activity to include in the new Year 7 Separation topic. It’s an introduction to the concepts of Gel Electrophoresis and it works….

…. well, see what you think! Here’s the set up, with a bit of white card below the tank to help see what’s going on…


The gel runs in about 15 minutes with a decently powered pack so it fits into a double lesson…


The protocol separates various dyes and includes 3 unknowns for the students to analyse.


They absolutely loved it.


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