On Thursday, some children were extracting DNA from a strawberry. They used their HPS TRAIN skills to work together well as a team, showing one another respect as they took turns to mush the strawberries in a plastic bag. The children watched a video explaining the task first, so they knew what to expect. They were then able to follow instructions and use their skills of independence to make the experiment a success. The liquid containing the DNA took a while to drip through, so they also showed resilience and the N of TRAIN – never give up! Each group was successful in getting the DNA and the children really enjoyed the task.
We also made Lava lamps using oil, water, food colouring and an effervescent tablet, and looked at the density of various liquids.