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Edible DNA

Students use multicolored soft candies (gumdrops and candy orange slices) and toothpicks to create models of DNA structures. They discuss the fact that DNA must copy itself before splitting into two cells. Students demonstrate this by creating eight nucleotides that pair the original, they use the nitrogen base pairing rules. Once students have successfully completed their models, they may be allowed to eat their results.

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Resource Details

Grade
5th - 8th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategies
Project-Based Learning
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