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Cell Biology lays the foundation for understanding the basic unit of all
living things, cells, and the molecule that codes for them, DNA. During
this program students will uncover the different cellular differences
between plants and animals, use biotech tools to extract DNA and
investigate their own dominant and recessive phenotypes.

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About This Program


By Request: $220.00

Fee includes shipping. Class sizes over 30 will have a fee of $5 per additional student over 30 to cover extra materials provided.


60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

30 students

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Program Delivery Mode


Booking Information

Please allow 1 month advance notice when choosing your preferred date. We need time for shipping kits and time for scheduling and completing a test prior to the program.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

1 weeks' notice for cancellation is requested otherwise full program fees will be charged.

About This Provider

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Discovery Center of Springfield

Springfield, MO
United States

Our mission is to inspire curiosity and a life-long love of learning through memorable and engaging hands-on experiences in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education.

Erin Jaeger
417-862-9910 ext.726

Program Details


Students will:
1. Perform a Pre-lab DNA extraction from wheat germ
2. Build DNA models,
3. Extract DNA from cheek cells
4. Observe a DNA fingerprinting demonstration using electrophoresis
5. Identify recessive and dominant genes through phenotyping
6. Perform a Post-lab decoding codons for DNA transcription, m-RNA translation and protein synthesis


Students will be able to:
1. Perform DNA extraction
2. Build DNA models
3. Connect DNA fingerprinting electrophoresis with crime scene analysis
4. Work with dominant and recessive phenotypes
5. Decipher a DNA message using the central dogma of molecular biology rules

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Meets Next Generation Science Standards

State Standards

Meets Missouri Learning Standards