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OH! Films has had a great pleasure working with PhD students to complete a short film for Babraham Institute ”Discovering DNA” programme.
Secondary school students from Cambridge have been swapping classroom science for real life lab experience! Life science researchers at the Babraham Institute invited Year 8 students to apply to take part in an Innovators-level Cambridge LaunchPad event. Students learnt how to extract DNA from soft fruit, using a standard process that has been used in classrooms for over 10 years. They were then challenged to maximise the amount of DNA yielded by altering and improving the extraction process and produce a poster or report to present their findings.
Michael Hinton, Web and Outreach Officer at the Babraham Institute, said: “I was impressed by the attitude of all the students during the activity day at the Institute. Though faced with advanced lab techniques and areas of science that are not covered by the curriculum the students carried out all the activities to a very high standard.”