Firstly, using soap and alcohol, we extracted the DNA from a strawberry! We were amazed by just how much DNA we could see! Next, we chewed our cheeks in order to burst cells and release our DNA. With a swig and swill of water, we collected our burst cells and added soap and alcohol. We then extracted our DNA using a pipette and placed it into a DNA necklace. By adding stain, we were able to see small strands of our own DNA- this is what makes you you!!!
We are so very lucky to be able to have this experience. There are not many people in the world who are able to see they have actually seen their DNA. We are so grateful to John, Veronica and James for coming to lead this session. We were also very pleased to be able to welcome back two ex-pupils, Alice May and Claire Holloway, who came to lend a hand. They did so with such confidence, I could have left the club in their capable hands!