One way to make the complicated details of DNA structure and function intelligible for children is to compare it to a recipe book. DNA is the master molecule that contains coded instructions for "cooking" the proteins us... More »

Simple, fun science projects for kids are based on some basic science lessons that are not too complex for kids. They can be projects on life science, general science, physical science, chemistry, Earth and space science... More »

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A personal timeline, biographies, history and science are good timeline subjects for kids. TImelines are visual aids that list events in order, often using graphics and pictures, to help children visualize the order of e... More »

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The structure of DNA was discovered by James Watson and Francis Crick. They published their paper "A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid" in April of 1953. In 1962, they won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine f... More »

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A double helix, or a twisted-ladder shape, is the standard structure of DNA. It consists of two strands of a sugar-phosphate backbone and the nucleotide base pairs adenine, thymine, guanine and cytosine. Adenine pairs wi... More »

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Deoxyribonucleic acid, often called DNA, has a primary function of storing the genetic data of the cell. Without DNA, cells could not function and would not be able to replicate to ensure the survival of an organism. More »

Mitochondrial deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is found in the mitochondria of a eukaryotic cell; it is composed of 37 genes that are necessary for the mitochondria's function. Nuclear DNA, on the other hand, is found in the ... More »