Materials List: DNA Forensics and Color Pigments

Each group needs:

  • access to a box of liquid food coloring dye that contains five or six different colors, for use as mock DNA solutions (the box can be shared among the class or several teams because each team only needs a drop of each color)
  • coffee filters or paper towels
  • scissors
  • toothpicks
  • water containers, such as beakers or cups
  • water
  • (optional) paper clips, may be helpful to secure the paper strips while they dry and while positioned in the beaker
  • DNA Forensics and Color Pigments Worksheet, one per student