Modeling Radiation-Damaged DNA

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In this activity, students will use candy (or Styrofoam balls) to construct a model of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and will then alter the model to visualize what happens to DNA when it is damaged by radiation.

Tags: energy, life, radiation, simulation, deoxyribonucleic acid, dna

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Year2011
Grade Level6 - 8
Media TypeLesson Plan in PDF
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Topics Anatomy and Physiology
Biology
General Science
Life Science
Standards
Math
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