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Yummy Gummy Double Helix


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    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

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Yummy Gummy Double Helix

In this activity, learners make their own edible DNA double helix out of candy and find out about the shape of DNA. This activity is a fun and tasty way to learn about the basics of DNA structure and complementary base pairs.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Model

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • 10-12 Jelly baby sweets / gummy bears (or similar) - ensure that there are 4 different colors available
  • 10-12 cocktail sticks/tooth picks

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Heredity and Genetics
      • DNA Structure and Function

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking
  • Model Building

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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