In-Person SAL

Where is Your DNA? (SAL)

DNA Isolation

Students will isolate DNA from a strawberry. Students learn the general steps used to isolate DNA, which include lysis, separation, and precipitation. Students learn about the properties and function of DNA and that isolating DNA is the first step in advanced biotechnology applications such as cloning, DNA sequencing, and DNA fingerprinting.


This module is appropriate for students in Grades 4-6.


The minimum time required to complete this module is 60 minutes.


For more information, please refer to the Curriculum Summary for Where is Your DNA? (SAL).