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Sequence Bracelets


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    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

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Sequence Bracelets

In this craft-based activity, learners make DNA sequence bracelets that carry the code of an organism such as a human, trout, chimpanzee or butterfly. This activity reinforces the principle of complementary base pairs as learners are given one strand of the sequence and they have to match up the other strand correctly.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
      • Animals
      • Viruses and Bacteria
      • Biodiversity
    • Heredity and Genetics
      • DNA Structure and Function

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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