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Discover DNA

Ilaria Catizone MSc
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(13)
In this one-time class, students will learn the basics about DNA and its function then extract some out of fruit

Class Experience

Students will learn what DNA is, its function and basic structure.
I am a science communicator of 20 years with experience teaching science concepts to children and performing experiments for demonstration purposes.
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
0Students are welcome to just watch me perform the experiment. If they want to participate they will need the following:
1. 3 fresh strawberries and/or half a banana chopped up small.
2. Liquid Dish Soap 
3. Salt 
4. 70% Rubbing Alcohol (available at the chemist) or methylated spirit (available at the hardware store) that has been stored in The FREEZER for at least 3 hours. I have had better success with the latter. 
5. A Ziplock Bag 
6. A Bowl 
7. Measuring Cups and Spoons 
8. Large Glass 
9. A Toothpick or Skewer
10. A Funnel 
11. A Strainer 
12. A pipette, eye dropper, small syringe or similar
13. A very small glass, like a shot glass or smaller
14. Protective gear- Goggles, Gloves, Apron or Lab Coat
If children are doing the experiment with me, an adult should be nearby to supervise the use of rubbing alcohol or methylated spirit.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(13)
Hi there, 
Thanks for stopping by.
I grew up in Italy, went to high school in Singapore, then back to Italy where I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science. Soon after completing that, I flew off to Australia for a four months work... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
45 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1)
Completed by 4 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 10-12
5-6 learners per class

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