Help your students to understand PCR with this colorful model. Students make models of Taq DNA polymerase and use it to extend primers on template DNA. They can carry out as many cycles as they like with the components provided.
They learn about the importance of Taq polymerase, that DNA is only synthesized in the 5′ to 3′ direction, DNA primers, the steps of PCR – denaturing, annealing and extension. Compare PCR and DNA replication using our DNA replication model.
Origami Organelles are downloadable paper models that you print and make as many times as you like! When you purchase a model, you are licensed for unlimited use on a single site or campus.