Our fifth graders have just completed their science unit on heredity this last week. As a culminating activity, a genetic scientist came to give the students a deeper understanding of DNA. He shared some of the projects he has worked on, which has included genetically altering DNA to help find cures for medical conditions. With Miss Ledingham as his assistant, he showed the students how they could extract DNA from a banana using household items. Through the process the students were actually able to see the DNA from the banana without a microscope. They had a blast and they are excited to try this lab on their own.