DNA & RNA: Modeling genetic material with beads & pipe cleaners


DNA - Deoxyribonucleic Acid structure is a double helix with 4 base nucleotides that are ordered to tell the body what to build. The base's pair A-T and G-C

RNA - A single strand of nucleotides with U (instead of T)

Video making genetic bracelets!  https://youtu.be/UaJ9hrG4FVE 

Thymine is yellow, and paired with it's complimentary color blue, which we are using to represent Adenine. Red is Guanine and paired with Cytosine, which is green.  In RNA, Uracil replaces the Thymine

What is DNA? https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/basics/dna

The central Dogma of Biology: Gene to Protein - https://dnalc.cshl.edu/resources/3d/central-dogma.html

What does it mean to be human: https://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/genetics/one-species-living-worldwide

DNA Barcoding: https://dnalc.cshl.edu/resources/animations/dna-barcoding.html

Video Link: https://www.genome.gov/dna-day/15-ways