To build a simple DNA model, make a double helix shape with beads, their color corresponding to the basic constituents of a DNA molecule: phosphate, sugar and base. Follow the correct order of how the parts of the DNA mo... More »

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A popular science fair project for younger children is to create a model of DNA using candy. To make this project, you need red licorice, black licorice, four different types of gummy candies, a needle, thread and toothp... More »

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To make a double helix model of DNA out of candy, use toothpicks and colored marshmallows to create the base pairs and attach them to licorice strands to create the sugar and phosphate backbone. Once the model is constru... More »

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To make a double helix model of DNA out of candy, use toothpicks and colored marshmallows to create the base pairs and attach them to licorice strands to create the sugar and phosphate backbone. Once the model is constru... More »

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The shape of a DNA molecule is called a double helix, which looks like a twisting ladder. The "rungs" are made from four nitrogenous bases: adenine, thymine, guanine and cytosine. Sugars and phosphate groups are also par... More »

The name of the twisted ladder shape of the DNA molecule is called a double helix. This is because it is constructed of two long strands that twist around each other to form a ladder-like structure. More »

According to The Tech Museum of Innovation, DNA is soluble in water because the sugar and phosphate molecules that make up the DNA backbone are hydrophilic. DNA bases are hydrophobic but are protected from the water by t... More »