In early March in Mrs. Decker’s Living Environment class, students created their very own models of DNA. DNA is found in every single cell of the human body yet it is very difficult to conceptualize. After learning about all of the functions of DNA, students decided it was time to take learning into their own hands – literally! Students created the double helix structure of DNA with Twizzlers, marshmallows, and toothpicks. The Twizzlers represented the sugar-phosphate backbone of the DNA structure while the marshmallows represented the different bases that make your DNA sequence unlike anyone else’s (unless you have an identical twin). At the end of this lesson students had a better understanding of the structure of DNA and got a sweet reward for their hard work. Great job everyone!