Get into Genes – PCR (Year 12)
Get into Genes - PCR (Yr 12) aligns with Unit 3, Area of Study 1 of the VCE Biology Study Design. Teachers may use provided workbooks as a basis for School-Assessed Coursework (SAC). An extended SAC workbook is available on request.
Get into Genes - PCR (Yr 12) has students explore the application of analytical techniques to on-farm efficiency improvements. Students rotate through four hands-on laboratory workstations that include:
- amplification of DNA using polymerase chain reaction
- the use of gel electrophoresis in sorting DNA fragments
- the interpretation of gel runs for DNA profiling
- the use of enzymes including polymerase to synthesise DNA and endonucleases to cut DNA
- the use of pipettes.
|Duration||2 hours (online delivery 1.5 hrs)|
|Locations||AgriBio, Centre for AgriBioscience (Bundoora) and Agriculture Victoria SmartFarms (Tatura, Ellinbank, Horsham, Hamilton)|
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