DNA Model Project
Your assignment is to create a three - dimensional model
of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid).
This is due MONDAY, DECEMBER 13.
Your project must show:
Anti-parallel Sugar/Phosphate Backbone (show the distinct molecules)
Nitrogen Bases paired appropriately (A=T and G=C)
A key for your model (you must include: deoxyribose, phosphate group,
adenine, thymine, guanine, cytosine, hydrogen bonds)
You may use most any material you choose – clay, styrofoam, wood, beads,
wire, fabric, plastic, etc. Please do not make a DNA model out of food.
Your model can be free-standing or it can hang from a string. It must be sturdy
enough to transport to class without falling apart.
DO NOT USE ANY STORE-BOUGHT DNA BUILDING KITS!!!!!
The color, size, and style of your DNA model is up to you. Your creativity and
personality should come through!
This will count as a lab/project. Your final grade will be determined in this
Completion 30% Accuracy 50% Creativity 20%
Refer to your notes and textbook for pictures, drawings, and explanations of
DNA’s structure and function. If you have any questions, please see me as soon
as possible. Remember, don’t wait until the last minute!