DNA Extraction Lab. DNA is found in every cell in organisms To analyze DNA scientists must break open the cells In this activity you will release DNA from wheat germ in order to observe its properties first hand. Materials. Raw wheat germ (hasn’t been toasted yet!)
1. Why did we use raw wheat germ instead of toasted?
2.What is the purpose of the soap & salt?
3. Would we have the same results if we used water instead of ethanol? Why or why not.
4. What exactly is DNA & why is it important?
5.DNA has been in the news a lot. Can you remember anything you might have heard or read about it? Let’s discuss them.