Make your own DNA out of sweets

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You will need:

  • 4 different types of sweets
  • 2 long strands of candy such as liquorice
  • Toothpicks


Thread 2 different types of sweets onto the toothpicks and then repeat the process with the other 2 types of sweets. Then thread the toothpicks onto the candy strands.

This will then start to form a simple structure of DNA.

During our workshops we facilitate this exercise in a lot more detail, looking at the scientific representations of the sweets and the way in which they link together.

For more information on our workshops please click here.