Science Detectives – Online! | Biotech Tools: Gel Electrophoresis

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Science Detectives Gel Electrophoresis

New interactive offering for children 11–13 years old:  Gel electrophoresis is a powerful tool used by researchers to detect and isolate small molecules such as dyes, proteins and DNA. Explore how gel electrophoresis works by making your own gel electrophoresis unit out of common household items and use it to identify the components of a mysterious mixture. 

Each live program will come with an interactive kit that contains materials for the child  to use during the class. All activities encourage the development of skills in scientific observation and thinking. Registrants will need access to a microwave, hot pads or oven mitts, and a sink with water during the program. 

Participants Need to Provide:

  • Computer or tablet with a microphone and camera
  • Internet connection
  • Access to Zoom
  • A pencil
  • A notebook or paper for observations
  • Area in front of the computer to do activities on a table
  • Access to a microwave, hotpads, and a sink for water

Kit Delivery Options:
All registrants will be given the option to select either “Museum Pickup” or “Ship to Home” at checkout. If you select “Ship to Home,” your kit will be mailed at least one week prior to the start of the program to the mailing address you provide (kit shipping is included in the program price). If you select “Museum Pickup,” your kit will be available at the Museum Store one week before your program date. Registrants who select Museum Pickup will receive a $5.00 gift card to the Museum Store!  The gift card is valid at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Museum Stores for online or in-person shopping only, and not valid for Cafe or other Museum purchases.

Register Now!

Registration Deadline: Monday, November 9, 8:00am.

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Questions: Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions for more information or email



November 18
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$25 per participant; $20 member participant.


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