Dodd Dabbles With DNA

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Seventh-graders in science classes at Dodd visited the Cold Spring Harbor DNA Learning Center for hands-on opportunities to supplement their classroom lessons.

The students first spent two hours conducting lab work: they performed gel electrophoresis, created a gel agar mold, loaded the wells with DNA and then ran the electricity to allow the DNA segments to separate. The students later explored the learning center, and learned about evolution and “Otzi: The Iceman” mummy.

The visit to Cold Spring Harbor DNA Learning Center served as a fun and educational way for students to observe scientific aspects they are learning about in class.