Plant Extraction Lab

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Introduction

In this lesson, students will be able to gain knowledge and skills in extracting DNA from ripe mango or any fruit in season. This will entail the use of everyday materials to make biotechnology more accessible to them. This can be an introductory lab before they go to the more sophisticated techniques in biotechnology.

Plant Extraction Lab

two periods of 57 minutes
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Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California Academic Content Standards (3)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to state what is DNA.
  • Students will be able to follow the steps in DNA extraction
  • Students will be able to precipitate DNA from a ripe fruit or explain why they were not able to separate the DNA from the solution
  • Students will be able to write a lab report on their DNA experience.

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