Discovering DNA - DNA Extraction Lab

Discovering DNA - DNA Extraction Lab
Discovering DNA - DNA Extraction Lab
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Students can extract real DNA from strawberries in this experiment. The steps are quite simple and surprisingly you will likely have all of the materials at home or school!

I did this lab with college students in my BIO 101 lab, and also with children ages 4 to 14 who visited my children's museum on field trips. Students of all ages absolutely loved being real scientists!

The download includes a complete lesson plan with all instructions needed for the lab, as well as a script to help the teacher facilitate discussion. There are some photos to help guide you through the experiment. Also, if you do not have access to a centrifuge I have recommended one that can be purchased for less than $20, and have included instructions for completing the activity without a centrifuge.

Enjoy! I LOVE this activity!
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1 hour

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Discovering DNA - DNA Extraction Lab
Discovering DNA - DNA Extraction Lab