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Saturday DNA! Virtual Lab: DNA Extraction from Strawberries

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Seats for each session limited to 35 Zoom participant connections. Register to reserve your spot. | Cost $20 per participant, $30 with shipped kit

When

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Description

  • Appropriate for ages 10–14
  • $20 per participant, $30 with shipped kit

Activity description:

DNA is a molecule inside the cells of all living things, including the ones we eat! In this session, you will use a simple procedure to extract DNA from strawberries. What does DNA look like? Is strawberry DNA structurally different from human DNA? Join us to find out! In this activity, you will:

  • prepare ingredients for DNA extraction from household materials;
  • extract DNA from a strawberry; and
  • see real DNA without a microscope!

Material kits will be available for pick up at the DNALC in Cold Spring Harbor January 11-15, between 10:00am and 4:00 pm.

If you would like to have a kit shipped to your home, there will be an additional charge of $10. If you are using a DNALC kit, you will need to supply:

  • Tap water
  • 2-4 strawberries
  • Measuring spoons (1 tbsp and 1 tsp)

If you choose not to get a DNALC kit, you can instead provide your own materials for the activity. You will need:

  • Tap water
  • Dish soap
  • Alcohol (rubbing alcohol or ethanol)
  • 2-4 strawberries
  • Salt
  • Zip-Lock bag
  • Measuring spoons (1 tbsp and 1 tsp)
  • Small clear plastic or glass cup
  • Toothpick
  • Coffee filter

Venue/location

Virtual
Online,

    Website

    Visit: https://dnalc.cshl.edu/programs/saturdaydna.html

    Register/more info

    Seats for each session limited to 35 Zoom participant connections. Register to reserve your spot. | Cost $20 per participant, $30 with shipped kit