DNA Extraction Lab

Ms. Salvucci's class recently performed a DNA extraction lab. Students learned about what it takes to dissolve the cell wall and membranes in order to get to the DNA inside. They were also able to observe the aggregation of a molecule. The class used strawberries and bananas to obtain their informative results. There was a surprising amount of DNA packed into those tiny cells!
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Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430
978-827-7000
admissions@cushing.org

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.

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