What is DNA? – Maple Class

In Maple Class we have be learning about DNA – what it is and how everyone’s is unique!  We have explored our work on evolution and adaptation using the text the Mollie Bird by Jules Pottle as well as finding out about Charles Darwin.

We then extracted DNA from strawberries and thought about some big questions we would like to ask which led to some great discussions.

Can you extract DNA from other fruit?

How does the DNA in strawberries differ from the DNA in human beings?

How did the DNA get into the fruit and into us?

What would happen if everyone had the same DNA – what would the world be like?