Welcome to the world of DNA technology. Your first task: learn to pipette like a professional.
An important prerequisite to manipulating DNA is to demonstrate accurate and consistent pipetting. Biotechnology research and development requires that small volumes of liquid, sometimes less than 1 millionth of a liter, be accurately pipetted. This exercise is a robust way to practice and demonstrate your pipetting skills while also learning about data management (collecting results, processing data, and showing data in a chart)