Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre

Gel Electrophoresis in Action

This video has been designed to support Higher Biology and Higher Human Biology learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of gel electrophoresis.

Our interactive video series Lab Techniques in Action shows commonly used lab techniques that are explored in the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence.  These videos form part of the National e-Learning Offer by Education Scotland and are available to support your learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of these techniques.  

This video shows the laboratory technique gel electrophoresis, which is used by scientists to separate our macromolecules such as DNA, RNA and proteins. It has been designed specifically for pupils studying the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Higher Biology & Higher Human Biology courses, although it could be used with National 5 Biology or Lab Skills classes.

This video is not an instructional video and should not be used as a resource to carry out the techniques in your school.  If you do wish to carry out gel electrophoresis in your school you can visit the SSERC website for more information.  If you would like your National 5 or Higher pupils to get hands-on with gel electrophoresis then you can bring them to us to take part in one of our workshops


Watch Gel Electrophoresis in Action

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