DNA Extraction with Kitchen Chemistry

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Learners extract DNA from green peas. In this DNA extraction lesson plan, students use a blender to chop up peas, they mix them with a little soap, they tenderize them and they mix them with alcohol to see the DNA precipitate through the alcohol. Learners explain each step of the process and the role each played in extracting the DNA.

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