You may know that DNA is the blueprint for the cells in every living organism, but did you know how that blueprint is written? DNA uses a special alphabet that is only 4 letters long! With only these 4 letters, it can build everything from a single cell to the most complex organism. What’s more is that each letter has a best friend that it likes to work with.
With this activity, you and your child can explore how DNA is pieced together and build a large, delicious model that represents a tiny molecule of DNA–all from your very own kitchen!