Extracting DNA from a Strawberry

Science communicator and South East Queensland local forensic scientist, Michelle Neil, as she shows you how to extract DNA from a strawberry. *

If you would like to perform this experiment at home you will need:

  • A sandwich-sized ziploc bag1

  • tablespoon of washing up detergent

  • 1 cup of water, 1/4 teaspoon of table salt

  • 1 tablespoon

  • a clear shot glass or medicine glass

  • a toothpick

  • rubbing alcohol; and

  • a strawberry!

* Parental supervision required for children.