Materials: (U4 M1) Materials List

Before you begin this Module, you will need to acquire to following items:

Tabletop Lab: Exploring the DNA Molecule

  • Ice cold 70% - 90% isopropyl alcohol, easily found in the first aid section in your local grocery store.

  • 1 cup cold water

  • Ice water, to keep your solutions cold

  • Cooking pot (to use as an ice bath)

  • 1 – 2 clear drinking glasses or liquid measuring cups

  • ½ cup of strawberries. You can use frozen strawberries, but they must be thawed to room temperature before beginning the experiment.

  • Blender or Ziploc baggie (To break apart the strawberries, you can either use a blender of smash them by hand a baggie.)

  • Table salt, preferably a non-iodized variety such as sea salt.

  • Liquid dish soap

  • Paper towel or coffee filter

  • Pinch of meat tenderizer, easily found in the cooking isle in your local grocery store.

  • Kitchen funnel

  • Eye dropper

  • Barbeque skewers or large toothpicks

  • A variety of kitchen measuring utensils:

    • 1/8 teaspoon (or ¼ teaspoon that you can fill halfway)

    • 1 cup liquid measuring cup

    • 1 tablespoon

    • ½  and ¼ dry measuring cup
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