Making Twizzlers and Marshmallow DNA

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This week, we learned about the DNA; its shape, structure, and purpose in our bodies. We started from asking the kids what they knew about DNA. After we heard various answers from the kids, we taught them about the four bases and how two bases go together. Also, we talked about DNA’s double helix structure and its backbone. The kids put together their own nucleotide pairings using the four colors of marshmallows to represent the four nucleotides, made DNA backbones with Twizzlers, and finally twisted the backbones to make their own double helix DNA! The kids were excited about making DNA with things that they could eat deliciously!

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