This weekend I volunteered at the Maker Faire in Queens. The event is a big collection of folks interested in science, engineering, do-it-yourself home projects, crafts...the list goes on and on.
Next to the home-still biodiesel guy was Dr. Buckner from Science for Citizens talking about dinosaur teeth and a mastodon fossil that was found here in New York.Science-Cheerleaders were there, along with Gen-Space (a DIY science lab in Brooklyn), to help kids and adults do some hands-on science experiments.
The project was to extract the DNA from strawberries using everyday household items. Here's a primer on how you can do it at your home! That's me in the lab coat below.
I also brought some of the rock and mineral samples from the lab for kids to play with.