- Classroom activity
- Age level:
- 10 years +
- Topic area:
- DNA, DNA structure
A practical activity for the classroom that allows the students to create an origami model of DNA, demonstrating its double helix structure. The activity provides a hands-on way of learning about the structure of DNA and is suitable for students of all abilities.
Two templates are available as PDFs; a standard template with the base pairs already coloured or a blank template where the students have to colour the four bases A, C, T and G and mark them in the correct location on the template.
Running the activity:
- To run this activity each student will require:
- one template and
- one instruction sheet.
If you choose to use the blank template, you will need to provide students with colouring-in pencils or pens to complete the base pairs.
Concept and content: Alex Bateman
Graphics: Preeti Deshpande
This activity supports the following modules on the UK curriculum.
Click on the arrows below for further detail of the module.
Additional sources of information on the web for teachers and students to increase their knowledge base on DNA, gene s and genomes.