Friday, 23 May 2014

Science smiles!

My entry for Annie's smiles this week comes from the Festival of Life which was held at work, where Alex was able to extract DNA from strawberries among other things.  Smashing the strawberries was great,
but mixing them with soapy, salty water to break open the cells and then filter the contents was even better.
Best of all was watching the layer of ethanol on top reveal the strands of DNA and being allowed to keep made his day.
I was going to end my blog post there, but I had to laugh this morning when I had left the room to do some chores and came back in to find a 'dead body' on the floor and a crime scene investigation in progress...
this was the final crime scene.  Can you see the motive (gems), the murder weapon (gun complete with finger prints), the boot print of the murderer, and the blood as well as the outlined body?  I was both impressed and amused by the end result.  I hope Alex's antics this week made you smile.  Have great weekend everyone.


Virginia said...

Ah that's fab photos - worthy of a scrapbook layout!

Annie said...

Alex always brings a smile to my face :-) thanks for sharing him :-)
Annie x

Hettie said...

Haa Haa! I am reading this whilst watching NCIS so it is very funny!
Have a good weekend.

Nan G said...

Wow! He didn't miss a single detail, did he? A crime scene to make any tv cop proud. DNA cool!

Anne said...

Definitely made me smile Caro. Anne x

Jackie said...

Such fun going on here.. Sorry for my late return visit I hope these pictures will go in your album/journal you do!
Jackie 13

mamapez5 said...

Fab photos of Alex. I love anything to do with science, and that festival of Life sounds really interesting as well as fun. The crime scene is wonderful too. He's a great lad. Kate x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

what imagination they have so great to see him doing the scientific stuff there :D thanks for popping over too Caro, Shaz in oz.x

Laura said...

Rather late visiting the smiles - I'm calling them Tuesday Smiles instead!
Wow, he's thorough! A future career maybe?
Thanks for the smile!