In this activity, students are asked to view a video and conduct their own research in order to develop an understanding of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) process and why it is important.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • describe the steps involved in the PCR process
  • explain the purpose of the PCR process

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • student handout.


    Published 29 June 2017