Chemistry and Biochemistry

Helping Young Chemists See Themselves—and Their Cells—in the Lab

Posted: Nov 03, 2017

The 13- and 14-year-olds at Biochem Camp, a new camp for young scientists put on by the Chemistry Department, got to see something new during their three days of experiments: the chemicals in their own bodies.

Along with testing various everyday foods to discover what chemicals were inside, students extracted the DNA from the cells lining their cheeks. These experiments—and many more—put the test tubes in the campers’ ready hands. Seeing the chemistry at work in these familiar substances helped the students understand the complex science behind every day processes.

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