DNA Origami



This lesson is designed to give students in their introductory course in biotechnology basic information on DNA, its parts and how it looks. At the end of the 57 minute period, the students would have identified the different parts of the DNA, the nitrogen base-pairings and have produced a paper model of it.

Lesson Time

One class period
57 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology

Standards and Objectives


Next Generation Science Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (3)
California Academic Content Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Define DNA.
  • Discuss different parts of a DNA.
  • Show the base-pairings in DNA.
  • Demonstrate how to make a 3-dimensional model of a DNA.

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