• Question: What sort of equipment would you buy to use in schools and what hands on stuff would you get the kids to do?

    Asked by emilywest to Mariam on 21 Jun 2010 in Categories: . This question was also asked by naved, agent001.
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      Mariam Orme answered on 21 Jun 2010:

      I still haven’t decided completely – I’ll think about it properly if I win the money, for now I’m too busy answering questions!
      But I would like to buy equipment to get students to do some sort of experiment that’s fun but also informative. It would have to be relatively easy to do and safe. I was talking to a friend about it the other day and she suggested extracting DNA from strawberries. I think it would be cool for students to get to see DNA, what do you think?