Learners use a simple process to extract DNA from strawberries. After mashing a strawberry in a plastic bag, they add soap solution (to break open the cell and nuclear membranes), meat tenderizer (which contains enzymes that break down proteins binding the DNA), and salt and alcohol (to precipitate and extract the DNA). Learners learn about DNA, cell structure, solubility, and chemical separations. Detailed background information is provided. Extensions include extracting DNA from animals, and other vegetables and fruits. Part of the "No Hassle Messy Science with a Wow" activity guide by OMSI, where all activities use only household materials.