Strawberry DNA Extraction

Simple Science Big Learning! 

SUBJECT

Science Biology

EXTENSION

Microscope and Slides

TIME

15 minutes

GRADE

Grade 5 and Up

A simple and fascinating kitchen science experiment for kids. Learn about the building blocks of life... DNA!

Get Close Up with DNA

Students love this hands on project that takes simple supplies, and a favourite fruit, strawberries, and teaches them how to do a DNA extraction so they can see and touch DNA!

All you need is: Strawberries Sandwich Bag Cup Dishsoap Salt Alcohol Filter Cups Optional: Microscope Slide Making Supplies Magnifying Glass