A Sweet Way to Learn About DNA

Year 8 made models of DNA using strawberry straw sweets to represent the DNA backbone and jelly tots to represent the four bases in the DNA code. Each pupil wrote their name in the DNA code and made their model using the base pairing model as proposed by Watson and Crick. The class then evaluated their model and compared their learning experience building models to that of Watson and Crick when they worked with Franklin to build the first ever model of DNA.

It was an interesting and interactive way to learn using a very different type of teaching apparatus to usual!