DNA in Our Food? Strawberry DNA Extraction

This lesson is the first of the “Getting Started” series. Students are introduced to different components of DNA extraction buffer as well as how to follow written protocols. Students experiment by first following the written protocol to extract strawberry DNA, and then repeat a second time, eliminating a chemical from their extraction buffer and recording their results.


Strawberry DNA Extraction Student Guide

Additional Resources

Strawberry DNA Extraction Video
DNA Spooling Lab Poster
Background Information

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