In this lab students create a model of DNA using pipe cleaners. This resource is part of the Developing Biology course which contains units on Microscopes; Biochemistry; Cells; Cellular Transport; DNA; Photosynthesis and Respiration; Mitosis and Meiosis; Genetics; and Evolution.


  • Science > General
  • Science > Biology

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12





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SCI.9-11.5.D: Science

recognize that disruptions of the cell cycle lead to diseases such as cancer.

SCI.9-11.6.C: Science

explain the purpose and process of transcription and translation using models of DNA and RNA;

SCI.9-11.6.E: Science

identify and illustrate changes in DNA and evaluate the significance of these changes;
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2017-07-05.

Component Ratings:

Standards Alignment: 1
Subject Matter: 3
Assessments Quality: 2

Reviewer Comments:

Standards Alignment: This activity solely focuses on the principle structure of DNA. There is little to no reference to transcription, translation, and mutations.

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