Produced by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, these resources will help students to understand the structure of DNA, where it is found in cells and the function it performs. The activities include:

* Animation which 'zooms in' on a body to ultimately reveal the structure of DNA
* Activities making models of DNA using origami, Jelly Babies or beads.



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Origami DNA

Produced by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, this practical activity allows students to create an origami model of DNA, demonstrating its double helix structure. The activity provides a hands-on way of learning about the structure of DNA.

Two templates are available as PDFs; a standard template with the...

DNA Sequence Bracelets

From the Sanger Institute, this craft based activity suitable for classroom use or science festivals where students make a DNA sequence bracelet that carries part of the code of an organism such as a human, trout, chimpanzee or butterfly.

The activity reinforces the principle of complementary base pairs as...

Yummy Gummy DNA *suitable for home teaching*

Produced by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in this activity students make their own edible DNA double helix model out of Jelly Babies and cocktail sticks. In doing so, they find out about the basics of DNA structure and complementary base pairs.

The activity links with the 14-16 curriculum but can also...