What You Do:
Explore how scale models are built and used.
Learn about DNA and its function in the body.
Investigate how information is stored in DNA.
Build a candy model of the DNA structure.
Decode a secret message.
What You Need:
Toothpicks ( 4-5 per student)
Gummy Bears in 4 Colors ( 8-10 per students )
Twizzlers ( 2 per student )
Paper Towel or Tray ( 1 per student )
Discover DNA Worksheet ( 1 per student )
Discover DNA Presentation ( 1 per group )
DNA is the way living organisms store the information required to exist. It holds all the instructions for structure and function. In this lesson, students build a model of the DNA structure to understand how the four chemical bases are ordered to convey information.