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Basic science: understanding experiments
Basic science: understanding experiments

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4.1.2 What were your results?

Figure _unit4.1.2 Figure 2

You should now have completed this week’s experiment and be ready to share and discuss your findings with fellow learners.

Each glob of the white goo in your glass contains millions of DNA strands, clumped together. If you had your own research laboratory, you would be able to analyse the goo and show that this is in fact DNA. Unfortunately, research laboratories are not commonly found at home so you will just have to take our word for it!

Activity _unit4.1.1 Activity 4.1 Experiment 5

Timing: Allow about 15 minutes

Post your results and findings in the course forum thread for this activity [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] . Photographs can really help here, so take advantage of being able to attach images to your forum post.

  • Did the experiment work in the way that you expected?
  • Did you try a different fruit or alcohol to Janet? How did this affect your results?