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Preparation and Tutorial Video

Preparation

  • Gather strawberries for the activity. Remove any leaves from the strawberries for the extraction.
  • Put the isopropyl alcohol in the freezer, or an ice bath, to chill. This will enhance the amount of DNA that your students will be able to extract in the lab.
  • Fill the large container with water (approximately 2 L) and chill in the refrigerator. This will enhance the amount of DNA that your students will be able to extract in the lab.
  • Prepare a set of materials listed above for each group of two.

For further instruction, watch the video tutorial below and read the Instructor Notes in the next topic. The Instructor Notes can also be found within the kit’s Instructor’s Guide.

 

Video Tutorial