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This is one of my all time favorite activities to do with my biology students. It truly is a very simple experiment. I use this with my high school students, but it can easily (and safely) be done by middle and upper elementary students.
|Yep! That is the DNA!|
You will use ordinary Dawn dishwashing detergent and alcohol to extract the DNA from the cells of wheat germ. The download will include a lab handout that is ready to be copied and passed out to your students. Includes: Title, Introduction, Purpose, Safety Precautions, Procedure, and Follow Up Questions.
I have also included a “Teacher Preparation” page with answers to the questions and some additional set up information.