LYSC Holiday Workshops: Extract your own DNA (ages 10–12)

11.00am to 1.00pm, Tuesday 15 February

L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London
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  • Scientist displaying cell solution

    Credit: Ri
  • Type

    Holiday Workshops
  • Audience

    Ages 10–12


Standard £35

Ri Young Members £29.75

Event description

Students will extract their own DNA and walk away with a small piece of it in a necklace for them to wear.

Working in a real science lab students and using their own cheek cells, students will extract their DNA using enzymes and use ethanol to separate it from the solution, ready to transfer into their own necklace.

This workshop is a great early introduction to enzymes and DNA.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 10–12 year-olds only. 

Discounted tickets are available to Ri Members. Find out more about how to join.

Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least two weeks (14 calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions.

Ri Young Members receive 15% off workshops

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