Today we practiced using a micropipet and loading fluid into the wells of gels. I used several resources from miniPCR to do this.
First of all, this is an amazing video resource to help teach your students how to micropipet. I paused it several times and had the students pass around micropipets to practice with.
Next, I had them compete against one another to pipet their solutions as accurate as possible onto micropipetting practice cards.
This was a very successful day and I am glad I spent the time preparing the students on how to do the practice. I also spent much of this day explaining what is actually occurring when a gel is running.