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Isolating kiwi fruit DNA as part of Junior Science

28 Jan 22

This term, Year 8 students undertake the Genetics and Evolution part of the Junior Science curriculum, and a key component of the course is learning about and that DNA.  Found in all living cells, DNA contains the instructions required for life and is packed full of genetic information. 

The practical part of this learning involved students utilising a smoothie recipe (containing shampoo and salt!) to isolate kiwi fruit DNA and visualise it in a test tube. 

Visible in the boiling tube at the end of the experiment, it was a sight to see and a real moment for students, bringing science to life for them and ensuring as well as learning they’re enjoying themselves while remaining extremely curious. 

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