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!

Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy is a coed, college preparatory day and boarding school for grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in and out of the classroom through outstanding academic, art and athletic offerings. Visit our welcoming community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.