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Student Activity - Introduction to DNA

Activity idea

In this activity, students extract and observe DNA from a tomato.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • extract and observe DNA from a tomato
  • explain that DNA is common to all plants and animals
  • explain that DNA holds genetic information for plants and animals.

Download the Word file (see link above) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • student instructions.