Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Wednesday Love: Extracting DNA from a strawberry

In our house we love science. The blonde one has been asking "Why?" almost since she could first talk and we love getting scientific with our answers to the many questions. Last Sunday afternoon we extracted DNA from strawberries. The kids loved it - particularly as the result is very gloopy and a bit yucky!

Here's some strawberry DNA...

If you'd like to extract strawberry DNA, here's how it's done. (We used surgical spirit instead of rubbing alcohol).

1 comment:

  1. It looks like candy floss! I know some people that would love to have a go at this too, so thank you for the link.