Grades 7-9 (Kit)
Is there DNA in my food? Absolutely! Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a long molecule that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms, including the plants we eat.
Use this kit to extract strands of DNA from strawberries. Participating in the extraction of DNA will help familiarize students with one aspect of the work biotechnologists do. Kit contains enough materials to make 100 necklaces.
Download the lesson plan, DNA - Expressions in Agriculture, which includes worksheets and kit materials list. Additional lesson plans associated with this kit can be found on the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix.
Strawberry DNA Necklace Refill kits are available.
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