Part of Lesson Plan: DNA Structure in a Shoe box-Matt Patton
Activity Overview / Details
Now tell the students that they are going to use the contents of
their boxes to make a DNA model in class. Not only will they be
able to construct the model during the class period but they will
be able to identify each of the parts of a DNA molecule before the
end of the period.
General instructions should be given to the students on how to construct the DNA model using the straws, beads, sting, and pipe cleaners. Students should be informed that they will be verbally quizzed upon the completion of their model on the parts and functions of each part of the DNA molecule. Credit will not be given for the model until the student has successfully identified each part including: nucleotides, hydrogen bonds, deoxyribose sugar, phosphate, backbone, adenine, guanine, thymine, and cytosine. Students may be tested as a group if they are working at lab stations or in cooperative groups.
Materials / Resource
- DNA in a shoe box [ Download ] Directions for creating a DNA model in a shoebox
- DNA in a Box example [ View Image ] [ Download Original ] DNA in a Box example
- DNA in a Box Structure [ View Image ] [ Download Original ] DNA in a Box Structure
- Needed Materials [ View Image ] [ Download Original ] Needed Materials