Electrophoresis is a method for separation of macromolecules (DNA, RNA, proteins) based on their size and charge.
DNA and RNA structure and function, gene regulation, proteins, mutation, viral structures and replication, genomics, medical genetics
Making Copies of an HIV ParticleLesson
Students read an essay about HIV viral replication, learn the parts of a single HIV particle, and investigate the HIV replication cycle in a host cell.
Modeling an HIV ParticleLesson
Students read an essay about the emergence of HIV/AIDS, then learn about the virus' basic structure by making three-dimensional paper models of an HIV particle.
X or Y: Does It Make a Difference?Lesson
Students describe the functional differences of X and Y chromosomes, and explain the significance of these differences within the human genome.