The Science of DNA

The fourth step in the Detective Badge work is to learn about a “Detective Science”.  We chose to learn about DNA.

DNA is the unique code each person has so it helps solve crimes because no one’s DNA is the same.

A great resource we used to guide us in this project: http://www.mykidsadventures.com/edible-dna-project/

We went through the resource and saw how DNA affects the different personal traits we each have.  Stella and her dad can roll their tongues.  Stella and her mom have a similar type of hair.

After discussing traits and watching a Brain Pop video, we made our own edible model of DNA with Red Vines, Marshmallows, Skittles, and toothpicks.

 

Check out Stella’s other progress on her Girl Scout Journey!

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