Friday, January 6, 2012

Edible DNA

Teaching DNA?
Your students will LOVE making DNA models out of candy!

All you need:
*colored marshmallows (i recommend letting them sit out and get stale for a few hours!!)
*twizzlers
*tooth picks
*towel or plates for the desks
*rubric (coming soon!)

Materials:


Under Construction:

Ta'Da! 
Final Product:

This can be extended by "unzipping" and replicating the DNA...


11 comments:

Tamara L. Chilver said...

This is so incredibly cool!!! Thank you for sharing! I will definitely be doing this activity this school year.:)

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Linda Dunnavant said...

I just awarded you with the Liebster Blog Award! Head on over and check it out!

Linda

http://fifthgradeteacher-ld.blogspot.com/

S. Parker said...

This is a great science lesson. I am POSITIVE science was never this fun. Love your blog posts.

A Teacher's Treasure said...

I love this activity! It's all about making Science come alive & fun for the kids!

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Melissa said...

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Life in Middle School said...

I'm the second person to nominate you, but I've awarded you the Liebster Award at my blog! I love all the work you do here!

http://middleschoolforlife.blogspot.com/

~Lauren

A Middle School Survival Guide said...

@Tamara- Great! I hope your students enjoy it! It was cheap to do too...only cost me around 6 for the supplies.

@ Linda & Lauren- Thanks for the awards and compliments! :)

@ Melissa- That's great...good luck in the contest!

Overcaffeinated and Optimistic said...

I love this! I do something very similar with elements from the periodic table called "Edible Elements." I use jumbo marshmallows as my nucleus, twizzlers as my electron rings to make them visible, and toothpicks to attach everything.

A Middle School Survival Guide said...

Ooooh!! Edible elements sounds awesome! I'd love to see pics or a blog post when you do that activity this year!!

Overcaffeinated and Optimistic said...

It's amazing how similar this is to my edible elements. Here's a link to my edible element post. :)

http://newlifeitsanewdayandimfeelingood.blogspot.com/2012/01/edible-elements.html

Missa said...

My students are going to LOVE this activity! Thanks!

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