DNA Extraction Kit™: Extract DNA from a strawberry (or your saliva!)

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About the DNA Extraction Kit™

What is DNA?

You may not realize it, but you eat lots of DNA every day! But how much?...and what is DNA really? Can I see it? With this Incredible DNA Extraction Kit, you can! 

This STEM science biology kit takes you through a journey of extracting the genomic DNA from the cells that make up a strawberry. In just 15 minutes or less, you’ll be able to see just how much DNA exists within a typical strawberry - probably A LOT more than you think! 

This is an all-in-one STEM project kit with no prior experience necessary. A perfect first step in your journey in exploring the world of biotechnology, biohacking & genetic engineering. Compatible with Chapter 1 of the Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero book to learn what is DNA, what is DNA made of, what is DNA's function, what is its structure and how can DNA be leveraged in biotechnology to make with biology.



What will you learn?

For this one day DNA science project, you will:

1. Mix salt & water with a mashed strawberry (or other fruit)
2. Mix in some lysis buffer
3. Pass the mixture through a filter
4. Pour the resulting liquid in isopropyl alcohol
5. See real DNA molecules float!

What's included?

This kit comes with the all scientific supplies you need to complete the experiment: lysis buffer, sterile water, electrolyte, filter, and a tube to measure your isopropyl alcohol. You will need to provide some common materials from your home/school to complete the experience. Look under the "What else is needed" tab to see what else is required.

• The Individual size DNA extraction kit comes with enough supplies to run the experiment once.

• The Group size DNA extraction kit comes with enough supplies to run the experiment 8 times (enough for 8 groups of students).

What else is needed?

You need to provide:
• a strawberry or similar soft fruit,
• 9 mL of isopropyl alcohol,
• a cup or glass

No necessary laboratory equipment is required.

Cleaning and safety supplies are not included in the kit. Necessary safety and cleaning supplies are latex or nitrile gloves, and a chlorinated bleach cleaner or a 10% solution of chlorinated bleach in a spray bottle (you can make this by adding 9 parts water to 1 part bleach in a spray bottle). You can add a Mini Safety Set to your kit which includes gloves and a reusable plastic apron to protect your clothes.

For more information about safety, set up and clean up, you can have a look at the instruction manual for the experiment linked in the Ressources section below, and at the "Practicing safe science" page.

Storage & Shipping

Shipping Times

Experiment kits are shipped 1-10 working days after you place your order. If you require yours for a specific date or event, please contact us before or with your order # so that we can try to make it happen for you! ☺︎ 


This experiment kit can be stored at room temperature (out of direct sunlight) or in the refrigerator.

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