Objective: Identify the structure and function of DNA
Activity: Create a 3D pyramid about DNA structure and replication. Once complete, use the pyramid, or research the answers to answer basic questions about DNA.
Answers to questions:
1. nucleotide, phosphate, base
2. complements, guanine, thymine
4. During replication in cell division the DNA strand (a double helix) unzips. Each strand has a nitrogen base sequence that will pair with its complementary base. This way, each single DNA strand going into each daughter cell will have an identical DNA code, and the parent traits are passed to the offspring in this way.