This resource is a quick, easy and affordable lab that with a small amount of prep work beforehand- can be completed in 15 minutes with students (not including post lab questions).
Includes pre- and post-lab questions asking students to observe and explain the DNA extraction process. Also includes teacher notes and answer key.
The lab report is a 2 page (1 page printed duplex) sheet that walks students through the list of materials being used and has clear, methodical steps to complete the lab in an efficient and thorough manner. The 3rd page of the resource lists the answers to the post lab questions as well as my notes for the teacher.
Looking for more resources on DNA? In my classroom I pair this with the gummy bear DNA activity, a fun way to explore the structure of DNA:
Creating a DNA Model Using Gummy Bears
DNA Worksheet: Exploring the Structure and Function of DNA
Looking for more biology resources? Check out my other resources:
Genetics Lesson Plan: Ppt and DNA Activity
Study of Genetics
Human Evolution: Walking Upright, Early Tools and Ancestors Worksheet
Genetics Worksheet: Traits and Punnett Square Practice