Uploaded on Aug 10, 2011
STEPS ON HOW TO CREATE A DNA MODEL...
STEP 1: Get a total of 8 fuzzy sticks on make sure you have 2 pairs that are the same color (Ex: one pair pink, one pair purple) and the other 4 are all uniuqe colors.
STEP 2: take the 2 pair and mix match them. Go from AA and BB to AB and AB. (Ex: Pink strand and Purple Strand.)
STEP 3: With your new pairs now twist them together creating your sides of the dna molecule. So twist together A with B and other pair A with B. (Ex: Twist your pink and purple strands together to make a pink-purple strand.)
STEP 4: Now to create the atoms inside your dna model take your four unique color sticks and cut them into 5 equal parts.
STEP 5: Now that you have your four lets say C D E F you can now rap one side
lets say C on to your AB then about half an inch above wrap the side of D onto AB. and repeat this till you run out. NOTE only wrap the side enough so that it will stay on well.
(like an arm holding on to a pole.)
STEP 6: Do this with the other side too. wrap E and F on to the other side BA just like how C and D were put onto AB.
Step 7:Then combine these together using tape wrapping it around C and E the the next step on the ladder D and F. Repeat this through your model.
Step 8: Pinch all the sides and the tape on your DNA model so it will hold.
Step 9: Now it is time to twist your ladder. What you have to do is twist it enough until it looks like DNA then hold it there for about 90 sec. If your are not satisfied by how much it has turned do it again. It might take about 2 or 3 times to hold shape but don't worry it will!
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**I realize "fuzzy sticks" are also called pipe cleaners**