Open evening season is upon us and we’ve got some great ideas to help your biology department stand out from the crowd.

Origami Organelles
Make open evening memorable for prospective students by sending them home with their very own 3D paper model of a mitochondrion or chromosome! Our Origami Organelle sets are quick, affordable and come with parts for lots of models.

Mighty Mitochondria – makes 20 mitochondria, takes 15 minutes
http://www.discoveringdna.com/product/mitochondria/
Colourful Chromosomes – makes 51 chromosomes, takes 5 minutes
http://www.discoveringdna.com/product/chromosomes/

Colourful, super quick dye electrophoresis
“Wow” visitors with this high tech and colourful activity. Get students and parents to load a dye sample into an electrophoresis gel. Then run the gels during the evening. They will see the magical separation of colourful samples before their very eyes, and see what cool stuff you do in your department! Biology is best after all…

Biotech Basics – Dye Simulation of DNA Fingerprinting
http://www.discoveringdna.com/product/bb001/

Edvotek – Class Electrophoresis Equipment Set
http://www.discoveringdna.com/product/classroom-electrophoresis-set/