Over the past weekend I did some web surfing and I found this site called "Learn Genetics":
It teaches the basics of genetics. It shows you how to virtually build a DNA molecule, talks about DNA to protein and all the basics needed to understand genetics. There virtual labs such as 1) DNA extractions, 2) PCR, 3) Gel Electrophoresis and 4) DNA Microarray.
2) There is a link to HOW TO EXTRACT DNA FROM ANYTHING LIVING:
3) A link on how to build a gel electrophoresis chamber, including power supply (one of the best I have found):
A lot of what is on there can be transferred to using plastic dishes instead of building the chamber completely form scratch. But still the lessons for working with plastics are good an can be beneficial if you go that route.
4) Another link that shows you how to run that chamber using kitchen supplies such as agar, table salt, food colouring and filter papers (I would use coffee filters):
5) Teachers Lesson Plans:
I have not had much time to go through this content yet but I plan to.
Over all a very interesting site with a lot of do-it-yourself projects.