Strawberry DNA

Humans eat around 93,205 miles of DNA in an average meal. Scholars learn how to extract DNA from a strawberry using a presentation. It walks through each step and explains why the process works. Comprehension questions encourage understanding the importance of DNA extraction for medical and research purposes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Try the same experiment with other foods or even by swiping DNA from your cheek
  • Review all standard lab safety rules before performing the experiment
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of DNA
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Includes photos of what each step looks like
  • Allows editing to fit the needs of each class
Cons
  • None