Strawberry DNA

When we asked what students knew about DNA, we got a lot of different answers! Some students said “it’s in your blood”, and some even knew about the double helix structure! No one knew, however, that we’d be able to see it with the naked eye! All it took was a few mashed strawberries, coffee filters, and a bit of rubbing alcohol (to break the cells open), and we could pick up the DNA (and other genetic material) in a long, slimy, strand!

Lots of DNA!

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