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National Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

Companion Resource

Wheat Germ DNA Necklace

Is there DNA in my food? Absolutely! Each variety of wheat has DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) that gives it certain genetic traits or characteristics. Use this kit to extract and observe strands of DNA from wheat germ. Kit includes test tubes, stir sticks, pipettes, microcentrifuge tubes, and yarn with enough supplies for a classroom of students. The Wheat Germ DNA Necklace kit complements the lesson Wheat Germ DNARefill kits are also available. Order this kit online from

Lynn Wallin
National Center for Agricultural Literacy
Lessons Associated with this Resource