3. DNA Extraction - Getting Ready

Getting Ready

  1. Purchase strawberries, enough for each student to have one. (They will eat half and use the remainder to extract DNA.)
  2. Prepare the extraction buffer.
  3. Put the alcohol in the freezer or on ice.
  4. Wash the strawberries and remove the green tops. Cut each strawberry in half. Put half in a clean food bowl for students to eat. Put the remainder in a separate bowl for students to extract DNA from.
  5. Set out the remainder of the materials.