Introduction to the basic principles of molecular biology and genetics.

This series of experiments is ideal for demonstrating how microbiology, chemistry and technology are combined in the study of life.

Through these experiments, students familiarize themselves with the basic principles of molecular biology. They observe the DNA molecule and find answers to questions such as: What is a mutation? How does it occur and how can it affect an organism? What makes the DNA molecule so special and how is the encoded information expressed?

Finally, students "compose" music with DNA sequences using software that correlates biomolecule motifs to notes.

The Molecular Biology and Genetics experiments are designed to appeal to Lyceum science students, as well as 3rd grade of Gymnasium students.


Topics Covered

  1. Cell membrane.
  2. DNA isolation.
  3. DNA gel electrophoresis (*Lyceum).
  4. Cell cycle.
  5. Mitosis - Meiosis (*Lyceum).
  6. Protein denaturation.
  7. Microorganisms.
  8. Gene cloning (*Lyceum).
  9. Macromolecule patterns and motifs.

Learning Objectives

Introduction to the DNA structure and function.
Understanding the applications of molecular biology.
Demonstrating the flow of genetic information.
Demonstration of complex concepts in a simple, interesting and fun way.
Connection to everyday life.