DNA model out of pasta and pipe cleaners

Just had to share this model of DNA we made and brought back from the Indianapolis Children’s Museum last week.



You make them by stringing ziti pasta and wagon wheels on 2 white pipe cleaners for the sugar-phosphate backbone, and then joining two sugar phosphate strands with intertwined orange and red pipe cleaners, and intertwined blue and green pipe cleaners for the guanine-cytosine and adenosine-thymine pairs.

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