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Have Your DNA and Eat It Too

Have Your DNA and Eat It Too

In this activity, students build an edible model of DNA while learning basic DNA structure and the rules of base pairing. By the end of the activity, students will understand that information is stored within the DNA molecule in the form of a sequence of chemical bases, each referred to by the first letter of its name (A, T, C and G). Teaching strategies are included such as a timeline for the activity, ways to extend the activity, and assessment suggestions.

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