Year 6 Extracting DNA

This half term we started our science unit exploring the term ‘inheritance‘.

We then explored our own inherited characteristics VS acquired characteristics. We chose characters from Mr Men and Miss little and drew an example of how their children could look, inheriting characteristics from both parents.

We learnt some super scientific vocabulary to further develop our learning such as nucleus/ DNA and chromosomes (chrom o somes)

Science experiment:
Extracting Strawberry 🍓 DNA 🧬

Which characteristics have you inherited from your parents? How are your inherited characteristics are different to your acquired characteristics?
Where is DNA located and what does it carry ?

11 thoughts on “Year 6 Extracting DNA

  1. 1) The things I have inherited from my parents are my skin colour , eye colour, hair and the shape of my face
    2)When you are inherited characteristics that means you have got them from you parents but when you have acquired characteristics that means you have been taught for example; when you talk or walk.
    3) DNA is located in your nucleus and it carries genetic information ( precise information). The DNA was so fun to do you needed to take time and have concentration thank you for letting us do this science experiment.

  2. I have inherited the eye colour from both of my parents. The difference between the two is that acquired characteristics is what you have been taught.
    DNA is located in your chromosomes.

  3. 1. I have inherited big ears from my dad. I have inherited the same eye colour as my mum.
    2. DNA is located in your nucleus and carries genetic information.

  4. 1) i inherited my hair my skin my eyes from my parents
    2) The DNA is located in your nucleus your and your cell and it carrys the genetic.

  5. 1. My DNA is inherited my eyes , hair, skin and personality from my parents
    2. DNA is located in your cell nucleus and carries genetic information for development and functioning of an organism 🧬.

  6. 1. My eyes are different than my mum, different hair and different skin kinda.
    2. The DNA is located in your cell and carries information.

  7. I have inherited my eyes from both my parents. My hair colour from my mum and my height from both of my parents.
    My dad likes to play sports and i also do.
    My mum is very creative and artistic and I also like doing it.
    I think DNA is localed in your cell and your cell carries genetic info.

  8. 1.I have inherited my eyes, hair and skin colour from my parents.
    2.DNA is located in your cell nucleus and carries genetic information for the development and functioning of an organism.

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