Eighth-graders Sandra Orellana, left, and Laila Williams, both of Des Moines, conduct a DNA extraction experiment during DMACC's Pre-Meet Day at the Ankeny campus. Experiments at the daylong camp included blood typing, starch digestion and dissection of a cow eyeball.
Josh Whitman of Des Moines, left, and his brother, Luke, conduct a starch digestion experiment. Josh will be an eighth-grader and Luke a sixth-grader this fall. DMACC biology professor Qian Moss led the day of scientific experiments.