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Welcome to the DNA Education Corner!

DDC is pleased to offer teachers and educators the DNA Educational Corner as a resource when discussing DNA-related topics and paternity testing. These exciting webpages feature fun activities for all ages, for kindergarten to 12th grade students. By sharing these activities with your students, you'll be nurturing that curious spirit that drives these young scientists to investigate more of the world around them.

In this section, you will find:

  1. Activity pages, which include:
  1. Definitions to common terms associated with DNA

  2. Links to engaging websites, RSS feeds, podcasts, and more to pique the interests of even your youngest scientific explorer

 

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If you have any suggestions or helpful hints for the activities or other features of the DNA Educational Corner, feel free to contact us.

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Activities



DNA Terms



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DNA Facts

DNA stands for DeoxyriboNucleic Acid.

DNA is found in every living thing.

DNA is inherited from our parents.

The structure of DNA is a double helix, so it looks like a spiral staircase.

DNA consists of bases, sugars, and phosphates.

The bases in DNA are adenine (A), guanine (G), thymine (T), and cytosine (C).

The bases exclusively pair as A to T and
C to G.

 

DNA is found in genes contained in chromosomes.

46 chromosomes are found in humans.

The number of chromosomes can vary from species to species.

The combination of bases is unique for every person except identical twins.

Identical twins have identical DNA profiles.

Children inherit half of their DNA from their mothers and half from their fathers.

Because DNA is unique for each person, it can be used to identify people and can help establish paternity of a child.

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