Join Megan for this 30-minute lesson to learn how to extract DNA from plant cells and have the opportunity to see DNA without a microscope! We will review the structure and function of DNA and discuss why scientists and other professionals might want to extract DNA from various sources.
• learn a basic procedure for extracting DNA from cells.
• use prior knowledge of cell structures to determine the most efficient method for extraction from eukaryotic cells.
• describe the significance of understanding cell composition in a DNA extraction.
• see real DNA without a microscope, and explain how this is possible.