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SciJam Ten: Off To The Races!
Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
San Jose, CA
What molecule will be first to the finish line? To study highly purified materials and molecules that are similar in size and electric charge, scientists use gel electrophoresis. This is a technique also used to separate DNA for genetic testing, determine susceptibility to disease, and conduct DNA fingerprinting to solve crimes. In this experiment, You'll make, pour and load your own gel with six food coloring samples. The smaller the molecule and the more negative its charge, the closer it gets to the finish line. By determining where it finishes its "race", scientists can make a determination about the identity of the molecule.
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Castillero Education Foundation
SciJams are after school science workshops that are all about fun! If you like experimenting like the Mythbusters do, you'll love the SciJams. Please note, SciJams are for current Castillero students only.
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