Friday, January 25, 2013

Science Club visits Crestwood School!

Mrs. Block's Advanced Chemistry classes travelled with Mrs. Wilson's Biotechnology and Anatomy students to Crestwood School last week to work with 5th graders just finishing a Genetics Unit.  Three classrooms were set up involving three activities as the 55 young scientists rotated through. The PCHS high school students worked one-on-one in a strawberry DNA extraction lab, a fingerprint analysis activity, and the creation of an imaginary creature using chromosomes.

Aaron Garver develops fingerprinting with a Crestwood student.

Hudson and Trystan extract DNA from strawberries.

Students are assigned chromosomes to create a "reebop" creature.

Students learn the difference between phenotype and genotype.

Katie Korte and Pia Twigg begin the DNA extraction process.

Kahrissa Higginbotham explains the loop, arch, and whorl or fingerprinting.

More Reebops!

Mitchell extracts the strawberry DNA.


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