DNA with a chance of sunshine

Before breakfast we went to the barn and extracted our DNA by swishing poweraid around in our mouths. After a minute we spit it back out into a test tube and added soap and alcohol to separate the DNA. Once the DNA was done separating after a few hours we pulled it out and place it on plates to view it under microscopes. That was exciting. It was also great to spend most of the day outdoors after being inside so much. We started our plant/freshwater based aquarium by collecting things down by a couple rivers. Right now the tank is very murky but once everything settles it will be a hit. With some of the extra findings from today’s adventure we made unique terrariums.