Make a DNA model

Linking to topics evolution and inheritance and inheritance, year 6 and P7 pupils will build their own model of DNA using paper art straws. A PowerPoint presentation explains what DNA is, and that it is the key to why you’re you, and not quite like anyone else – even your brothers and sisters!

This pack includes: - A differentiated lesson plan with a scientific explanation of DNA - A PowerPoint presentation explaining what DNA is - Printable instructions - Printable DNA strands for facts - Two guided reading spreads: The Amazing Life of famous scientist Gregor Mendel, and The Tree of Life

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • Coloured drinking straws
  • Insulating tape
Year 6
Evolution and inheritance
Make a DNA model

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