My daughter is in grade 10 and just successfully extracted DNA from fruit using the technique described here:
However the above link doesn’t provide a lot of context to answer questions about why this works, why some fruit had more DNA than others, what DNA is other than “stringy stuff”, etc
I told here I knew a few biologists who might be able to help out. If it’s ok with the @moderators, I’m wondering if I some of you might be willing to help answer some of her questions, or point her to some material that would help out (keeping in mind she won’t take an actual biology course until next year). I’d post her questions to this discussion, and relay the answers to her.