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DNALC Live: DNA Structure

When

Date: Monday, March 30, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

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Description

Date: Monday, March 30, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Duration: 45 minutes
Presenter: Elna Gottlieb, DNA Learning Center
Audience: Grades 5-8, plus all interested science enthusiasts

Watch on YouTube
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Activity description:

The secret to all living things is hidden within the genetic code.  Join DNALC instructor Elna Gottlieb to discover some of DNA’s mysteries, and learn how to model the structure.  If you would like to participate and build a DNA model alongside Elna, all you need is popsicle sticks or tongue depressors, masking tape and markers. If you don’t have those materials, join anyway to learn more about how DNA does its job, and other crafty ways to model DNA!

In this session, you will:

  • Discuss the role of DNA in living things
  • Explore the shape of DNA molecules
  • Learn how to build a model of DNA from craft-store items

Materials needed to participate from home:

  • 9 Popsicle sticks or tongue depressors
  • Masking tape
  • Markers

 

If the stream in YouTube is very bad, we will switch the presentation to:
Zoom https://cshl-dnalc.zoom.us/j/853916892
(Participants will only be admitted to the Zoom meeting if the YouTube stream is stopped.)

Venue/location

    Website

    Visit: https://dnalc.cshl.edu/resources/dnalc-live/20200330-dna-structure.html