DNA Model Project

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DNA Model Project
Date Assigned
Due Date
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DNA is considered the molecule of life. All living organisms contain this special
molecule as part of their genetic code. Watson and Crick are credited with discovering
the structure of DNA. They used models to do this work in which they eventually won
the Nobel Prize.
This project is worth 75 points and will not be accepted late! It will be done at home.
No time in class will be scheduled for this assignment. DNA models must be original
work. Extra points may be earned for superior work! The project will be done
individually!
REQUIREMENTS:
--Minimum of 20 nucleotides (10 base pairs)
--Key/Legend describing
Sugar (Deoxyribose)
Phosphate Group
Nitrogen Bases
--Model must be free standing (for display purposes)
GRADING RUBRIC:
Nucleotides arranged properly (5)
Minimum of 10 base pairs (20)
Sugar (5)
Phosphate Group (5)
Bases Correctly paired (5)
Legend/Key—easily understandable (5)
Overall appearance/double helix shape (15)
Creativity and Originality (15)
IDEAS:
Wood, Cardboard, Styrofoam balls, Modeling clay, toothpicks, pipe cleaners,
beads. Be Creative (don’t be limited by these ideas).
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