Contact: Samantha Sprague
Phone: 941-746-4131, x 31
Starting cost per student: $4
Additional Info: $100/per class (includes student take-away test tubes)
Max. Capacity: 25
Transportation Needed? No
Who Arranges Transportation?
Is Financial Assistance Offered? Yes
All organisms on Earth have the same “instruction manual” that tells them how to go about being alive. DNA is a remarkable molecule, and it is remarkably easy to extract from cells. Students will gather their own cheek cells, break open the cellular membranes to expose the nuclei, then break open the nuclei to extract their own DNA. A great way to explore basic cell structure and introduce students to the concept of DNA.
Grades: 4 and up
Time required: 45 minutes
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