DNA bracelets. (Click on "Wear a Chimp on Your Wrist")
I love incorporating crafts into Science.
Pony Beads (your choice of colors).
A bit of patience.
Assign colors to your bases.
Bases always match up like this:
A - T.
T - A.
G - C.
C - G.
Once you decide which DNA (M made a bracelet with the code from a Monarch Butterfly and K made one with the code from a Sunflower.) you will use you can start stringing beads!
(ex. If your particular DNA starts with an A you will put a green bead on your first strand and a pink bead (for the T) on your other strand. Then continue until your strands are long enough to fit around your wrist.)
*The DNA codes are listed on the link above. Be sure to click on "Wear a Chimp Around your Wrist."*
Tie the strands together and you're done!
Inspired by Van Gogh's Sunflowers.
(We use The World's Greatest Artists Unit Studies from Confessions of a Homeschooler.)