How to Make DNA with Jelly Babies and Licorice

Photos: Mark Lorch

Here's a nifty weekend science project that you can do with your kids: make a DNA from jelly babies and licorice. Mark Lorch of The Guardian's Notes & Theories tells us how:

You'll need:

Two long, flexible sweets, such as liquorice ribbons.

A few handfuls of soft, highly coloured sweets, such as jelly babies or marshmallows.

Cocktail sticks.


And the best part? Eating 'em at the end!

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it's certainly a thing, but the true mind-blowing complexity of DNA is thinking of it as a molecule, not just a structure.. but this would be a good thing to do with kids or people who don't understand DNA at all..
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