Category Archives: Fun for Kids

Weird Science: Experimenting with Spinach

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Weird Science

Extracting DNA from spinach:

Blend 1 cup water, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/2 spinach at high speed

Strain and add 2 Tbsp dishsoap. Let stand 10 minutes

add a pinch of meat tenderizer, and add equal volume of rubbing alcohol

pour into a jar and let stand for 3 minutes

After 3 minutes, you will see the DNA separating from the liquid

Weird Science: Experimenting With Cornstarch

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Weird Science

Liquid & Solid at the Same Time:

Mix cornstarch and water

Have fun!