Here's how to extract DNA from fruit.
1.Cut half of your fruit (maybe use a whole strawberry) into small pieces and then mash them with a fork. The idea is break it up as much as possible. With an onion you could use a blender. Put this into the measuring cup.
3. Put the measuring cup into one of the bowls and fill the outer bowl with very warm (125 degree F) water. You can use a mix of boiling water and tap water to get the right temperature. This is called a water bath. Keep it here for 12 minutes, adding hot water and stirring every now and then to keep it warm.
For added fun, we looked at the DNA under the microscope: stringy!
Oh, yes, Cholo and Oob wandered in and out of this experiment, but on their Fun Jar time, Choclo pulled Legos, so the three of us built all sorts of Lego things.