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With a focus on literacy and collaboration, this activity teaches students about the importance of enzymes, DNA sequencing, fingerprinting, mutations that can happen if we smoke and even what it means to be a twin. | by Scaffolded Math and Science

Civil War Memory Box Project - History in a Box

With a focus on literacy and collaboration, this activity teaches students about the importance of enzymes, DNA sequencing, fingerprinting, mutations that can happen if we smoke and even what it means to be a twin. | by Scaffolded Math and Science

Extract your own DNA? YOu can and you don't ned a lab to do it in. Just use a few common household items! Now, what you do with it afterwards is up to you!

Extract your own DNA? YOu can and you don't ned a lab to do it in. Just use a few common household items! Now, what you do with it afterwards is up to you!

DNA crime scene investigation. Each group is given a long paper strip of DNA, a 3-page story of the missing necklace and directions on how to fingerprint and sequence their DNA. Scissors act as the restriction enzyme, cutting the DNA between every CCGG into varied length segments. As the segments are pasted into the corresponding rows on the sequencing board (imitating gel electrophoresis), the DNA fingerprint of each suspect will emerge. So, who stole the necklace?

Civil War Memory Box Project - History in a Box

DNA crime scene investigation. Each group is given a long paper strip of DNA, a 3-page story of the missing necklace and directions on how to fingerprint and sequence their DNA. Scissors act as the restriction enzyme, cutting the DNA between every CCGG into varied length segments. As the segments are pasted into the corresponding rows on the sequencing board (imitating gel electrophoresis), the DNA fingerprint of each suspect will emerge. So, who stole the necklace?

You’ve probably learned or heard about DNA, but have you ever seen it? With the Strawberry DNA experiment, you’ll extract, isolate, and observe the DNA of a strawberry in a matter of minutes.

You’ve probably learned or heard about DNA, but have you ever seen it? With the Strawberry DNA experiment, you’ll extract, isolate, and observe the DNA of a strawberry in a matter of minutes.

Gel electrophoresis is a powerful technique used to manipulate DNA and as an analytical tool, such as in DNA fingerprinting. Build your own gel electrophoresis device from scratch with simple materials, and use electricity to separate colored dyes.

Gel electrophoresis is a powerful technique used to manipulate DNA and as an analytical tool, such as in DNA fingerprinting. Build your own gel electrophoresis device from scratch with simple materials, and use electricity to separate colored dyes.

Extracting DNA from a strawberry!    http://thehomeschoolscientist.com/extracting-dna-from-strawberries-experiment/#.U3O6Sq1dUuG

How to Extract DNA from a Strawberry with Basic Kitchen Items

Extracting DNA from a strawberry! http://thehomeschoolscientist.com/extracting-dna-from-strawberries-experiment/#.U3O6Sq1dUuG

Free Biology Lab: Simple DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) Extraction.  This is one of my favorite labs/activities that I do with my Biology I students. It doesn't take long to do, it uses very simple, household materials, and it works every time! There is no number crunching or data analysis, but just a fun activity that your students will really enjoy.

Free Biology Lab: Simple DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) Extraction. This is one of my favorite labs/activities that I do with my Biology I students. It doesn't take long to do, it uses very simple, household materials, and it works every time! There is no number crunching or data analysis, but just a fun activity that your students will really enjoy.

Edible model of DNA made of twizlers and marshmallows. Pro: Fun and easy way to help students understand the form of dna. Con: I feel that the pieces of dna would be eaten by the students before the model is made.:)

Edible model of DNA made of twizlers and marshmallows. Pro: Fun and easy way to help students understand the form of dna. Con: I feel that the pieces of dna would be eaten by the students before the model is made.:)

Learn all about DNA replication and the four key players (ligase, helicase, DNA polymerase, and primase) in our video! http://youtu.be/5qSrmeiWsuc

Learn all about DNA replication and the four key players (ligase, helicase, DNA polymerase, and primase) in our video! http://youtu.be/5qSrmeiWsuc