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Strawberry DNA Extraction

Extract DNA from a Strawberry
In-Booth Demonstration

In-Booth Demonstration

Life Science

Life Science


High School

The activity is designed mainly to introduce students to DNA. A discussion of how this DNA extraction procedure works might also touch on the plant cell wall, the cell membrane, proteins, and DNA’s lack of solubility in ethanol. The activity supports 3-dimensional learning and builds toward the following:

  • NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations, Developing and Using Models
  • NGSS Core Idea: Life Science 3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

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