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
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
Pros

  • Includes photos of what each step looks like
  • Allows editing to fit the needs of each class
Cons

  • None