Learning DNA through Origami

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DNA Origami

In Science year five students have been learning about DNA with some help from origami.

By using paper folding students can visualize the DNA structures and this helps them to understand.

Science teacher Mr Houpt, who is the brains behind the DNA origami project, said: "It can be difficult for students to picture and find patterns."  

"Students with origami can see the shape and relate it to something they saw.  Students can also begin to relate that certain "letters" (bases) are always paired up.  It's all about year 5  seeing not just believing in the shapes and patterns found in science."

DNA Origami