Feb 25, 26 & 27

Strawberry DNA is visible with the naked eye.

Strawberry DNA is visible with the naked eye.

February 8, 2019| Categories: Learning, Programs and Events

Strawberry DNA in our STEM Lab!

Ever wondered what DNA is? Living things — including you — are made up of unique DNA (or deoxyribonucleic acid), the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of our distinctive genetic information and can be used to¬†identify someone or something. We’ll take a look at strawberries, and we’ll perform a scientific experiment using household materials to extract the DNA. The neat thing about strawberry DNA is that you can see it with the naked eye!

Strawberry DNA extraction will happen on two days:

  • Monday, February 25, 10:00 AM – noon
  • Tuesday, February 26, 10:00 AM – noon
  • Wednesday, February 27, 10:00 AM – noon

This program takes place in the new Fairbanks Museum STEM Lab with a maximum of 10 participants.

Museum members: $10/Nonmembers: $15

Please register with date you would like to participate to Leila Nordmann: lnordmann@fairbanksmuseum.org

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