In this activity, students use lollies to construct a DNA model in order to model a point mutation.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • make a model that helps to explain DNA
  • use the model to show and describe a point mutation.

Download the Word file for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • student handout.
    Published 29 July 2008, Updated 1 March 2013