Let your students discover the structure of DNA – just as Watson and Crick did. The DNA Discovery Kit© combines powerful magnets with accurate, 3-D nucleotides which make the kit self-instructive. As your students correctly join the nucleotides, they will "feel" hydrogen bonding. Teacher-developed and field-tested, the classroom kit contains 12 base pairs (six of each nucleotide). In addition to the base pairs, this collection also includes two Mini-Toobers, which allow for different properties of DNA to be displayed, such as unwinding the two strands to allow for transcription and replication machinery to gain access and the plectonemic nature of DNA.
Models in this Collection
- 2 DNA Discovery Kits
- 6 each of Adenosine, Thymine, Guanine and Cytosine nucleotides (made of injection molded plastic)
- 1 Stand (base and rod with supports)
- 2 Mini-Toobers
- 4 Mini-Toober endcaps (two each of red and blue)
- 1 black helix guide
Model Documentation and Instructions
Teaching Points and Inventory
Introduction to the DNA Discovery Kit
The Discovery Approach and Teacher Notes
The Guided Discovery Approach and Teacher Notes
The Discovery of DNA with Student Handout
DNA Structure Student Handout
Instructional materials for classroom use are available for printing through the 3D Molecular Designs Website.