Through the projects in this kit, discover the amazing DNA story and the central concepts of molecular biology using the step-by-step instructions and highly visual 3D illustrations to guide you to:
- extract DNA from a fruit.
- probe and spool real DNA.
- build a double helix.
- solve a chromosome puzzle.
- decipher between genders.
- play the gene construction game.
The use of everyday materials demystifies the science of DNA; the following common household items were not practical to include in the kit, but will be needed? a fruit (kiwi, strawberry or onion), salt, ice cubes, funnel or plastic lunch bag, 2 bowls, fork and knife, clear plastic cup, measuring cup, timer or clock with second hand, laundry detergent, food coloring, alcohol (chilled denatured, rubbing or ethanol).
For ages 8 and up.
Contains 172 pieces to build a double helix, graduated test tube with caps, thermometer, pipettes, filter paper, 47 chromosome puzzle pieces, a chromosome tray, eppendorf tubes, DNA extraction buffers, ink base, in well, ink quill and a 40 page full color illustrated book.