Strawberry DNA Extraction

Every living thing contains DNA in its cells. DNA is a molecule that holds the recipe to make the proteins needed to build a living organism. You have DNA in each one of your cells and so do strawberries. Humans have two sets of DNA but strawberries have eight sets. Let’s see if we can pull the DNA out of a strawberry!

What you'll need for this activity:

  • coffee filter
  • strawberry
  • sealable bag
  • stir stick
  • 1 tsp detergent
  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
  • funnel
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 plastic cups


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