DNA Extraction From Wheat Germ

Date: 3/24/2020
Time: 3:00 PM
Duration: 30 minutes
Presenter(s): Mike Paul
Audience: Grades 4-7
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Activity description:

DNA is a molecule inside the cells of ALL living things, including many we eat. In this session, participants will use a simple procedure to extract DNA from wheat germ. What does DNA look like? Is wheat DNA structurally different than human DNA? Join us to answer these questions, and more!

In this session, participants will:
• Learn about the structure of DNA;
• Explore some important chemical principles;

Carolina Biological offers a kit with all the materials and instructions you need to follow along! https://www.carolina.com/dna-extraction-quantification/plant-biotechnology-dna-extraction-kit/154704.pr