Biology Meets Technology

As part of their unit on Genetics, the 7th Grade created DNA models using K'NEX. Mrs. Yuska provided them with a base sequence and their objective was to create nucleotides for each base and then use the correct hydrogen bonds to match to the complementary bases resulting in an accurate double helix model of DNA. In addition , the students have also designed 3D models of Meiosis using TinkerCad in Mrs. Whiteford's Computer Class. Tinkercad is a software program that allows students to create and print 3 dimensional physical objects.