Description of the Activity

Students will extract DNA from various sources, including a sample of their own DNA. Cell structure and organelle function will be summarized so that students will be able to differentiate eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, plants and animal cells.


  • Utilize drawing skills to create generalized representations of various cells types
  • Use observational skills to identify differences among flies
  • Differentiate classes of organisms based on the organelles they possess
  • Learn the function of various cellular organelles
  • Identify the structure and function of DNA
  • Isolate DNA from multiple sources

Meets SC Content Standards