Strawberry DNA Extraction

by carolinastaff
In Booth Demo
Life Science


High School

Your students may never look at strawberries the same way again! This activity is designed mainly to introduce students to DNA. A discussion of how this DNA extraction procedure works might also touch on the plant cell wall, the cell membrane, proteins, and DNA’s lack of solubility in ethanol. The activity supports 3-dimensional learning and builds toward the following:

  • NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations, Developing and Using Models
  • NGSS Core Idea: Life Science 3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
Watch this quick tutorial on Strawberry DNA Extraction! 

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