A collection of lesson plans, animations, worksheets and labs about DNA fingerprinting.

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This lab presents a scenario in which a laptop has been stolen and DNA fingerprinting is necessary to solve the crime. Students are each given a DNA sequence to check against the perpetrator's. It's a quasi-lab, where students use paper and scissors to simulate DNA. This resource is part of the Developing Biology course which contains units on Microscopes; Biochemistry; Cells; Cellular Transport; DNA; Photosynthesis and Respiration; Mitosis and Meiosis; Genetics; and Evolution.
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This resource is a handout to simulate (I think) gel electrophoresis in the DNA fingerprinting lab. This resource is part of the Developing Biology course which contains units on Microscopes; Biochemistry; Cells; Cellular Transport; DNA; Photosynthesis and Respiration; Mitosis and Meiosis; Genetics; and Evolution.
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Use this family study to learn the concepts and techniques behind DNA profiling, interpret DNA autoradiograms, and evaluate DNA profiles to determine familial relationships. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Genetics lesson plan

by Hala Farahat

Gel electrophoresis, DNA fingerprinting, genetic engineering and cloning.
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This inquiry-based activity shows you how to use real Short Tandem Repeat (STR) DNA profiles to solve paternity and missing person cases. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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