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Science teacher Bob Stoel extracts DNA from a banana Tuesday at the Science Express. Stoel teaches at Central Minnesota Christian School in Prinsburg. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Mobile science lab trains teachers in Willmar


WILLMAR -- Extracting DNA from pieces of fruit required a group of middle school teachers to squish the fruit with other ingredients, strain it through cheesecloth and then add alcohol.

The end result was a small glob of "snotty goo" clinging to the end of a pointed stick -- the DNA.

It looked gross. And the teachers were sure their students would love the whole thing when they get a chance to try it themselves during the school year.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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