HAVE YOUR DNA AND EAT IT TOO

Students build an edible model of DNA while learning basic DNA structure and the rules of base pairing.

Prior Knowledge Needed

DNA contains heritable instructions for building and maintaining an organism.

Time Required

Class Time: 45 minutes
Prep Time: 1 hour (gathering materials and review time)

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Have Your DNA and Eat it Too Print-and-Go

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In-Depth background information on DNA structure is included in the teacher guide to allow further classroom exploration.
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Colorful Step-by-Step instructions show students how their edible model represents real DNA structure.
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Funding provided by a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Precollege Science Education Initiative for Biomedical Research Institutions Award (Grant 51000176)