DNA Extraction - SCOPES Digital Fabrication

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Studio 5
Studio 5
Informal educator
In line with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s Digital Youth Strategy, STUDIO 5 is mainly aimed at nurturing youth as digital learners by sharpening their 21st century learning skills, as they develop in an all-pervasive digital environment. In… Read More


On-Site Session aims towards delivering the knowledge of how art and science are connected together through science experiments.

The session will focus on how to extract the DNA from the strawberry in order to picture it under the microscope and create art out of it.

What You'll Need

We will need :

  1. Plastic bags
  2. 25ml Graduated cylinder
  3. Cheesecloth
  4. Centrifuge tube
  5. Eye droppers
  6. Alcohol
  7. Wood splints
  8. Non-Iodized salt
  9. Plastic funnel
  10. Dish soap
  11. strawberry
  12. Presentation.


The Instructions


In this section we will introduce the participant to the program, and we will ice-break to motivate them.

1- The full program is a 3 days start with extracting the DNA and ends as an art.

2- We will explain the steps to the participant as we are going to start with extracting the DNA from the strawberry, and then we will assemble a microscope (Foldscope), then we will design the picture we will take from the microscope, and we will vinyl cut it.

3- We will then Ice-Break with the participant through a question.

4- Then we will explain the meaning of science for the participant, As a knowledge that study the physical world and phenomena.

5- Then we will describe art to the participant as any human activity that express creativeness also art can be a matter of human view as it differs from one to another.