Extracting DNA from a kiwi fruit
Year 8 were trying to extract DNA from a kiwi fruit and after a hard work, they got it.
DNA is the polymer of life, storing the information that makes all living things what they are, from us humans to the humble kiwi fruit. It is found in the cells of every living thing, including those kiwi fruit!
The DNA molecule has a fascinating double-helix structure, with two backbone strands joined by pairs of molecular groups called bases.
The drawing illustrates the basic structure of DNA. It is the order of the bases that store the information necessary to describe living things.
Here are some pictures while we were working and others with our good results: