National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix


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Wheat Germ DNA Necklace Wheat Germ DNA Necklace

Is there DNA in my food? Absolutely! Each variety of wheat has DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) that gives it certain genetic traits or characteristics. Use this kit to extract and observe strands of DNA from wheat germ. Kit includes test tubes, stir sticks, pipettes, microcentrifuge tubes, and yarn with enough supplies for 35 students. The Wheat Germ DNA Necklace kit complements the lesson Wheat Germ DNARefill kits are also available. Order this kit online from


Lynn Wallin

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National Center for Agricultural Literacy

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