Devin and Karson doing an eighth grade lab

"Eighth grade has begun our study of DNA, heredity and genetic inheritance. You’ve probably learned or heard about DNA, but have you ever seen it? With the Strawberry DNA experiment, Eighth Grade extracted, isolated, and observed the DNA of a strawberry in a matter of minutes. It sounds impossible, but thanks to special characteristics of strawberries, it’s actually very possible… and simple. We didn't have to be geneticists and we didn’t need an electron microscope. It was easy, fun, and all we needed were some household materials!"