Extracting DNA

Royal_Institution_of_Great_BritainOn Friday 19 November, a group of Year 9 Science students went to visit the Royal Institution of Great Britain and the Young Scientist Centre in Mayfair, London.

The focus of the trip was ‘Extracting DNA’.  This gave us an opportunity to investigate and analyze our own DNA.

Students learned about the amazing molecules that make up the codes for who we are.  They extracted DNA from their own cells by using bio-techniques and, at the end of the day, were able to go away with a small piece of DNA in a necklace to wear.  The Year 9 students really enjoyed the day.