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Cell Model Lab Project

A lab instructor from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center visited fifth graders at John Lewis Childs School, on Nov. 18.

The students learned about the double helix shape of DNA, as well as its base pairs and sugar phosphate backbone. They also learned about the components of cells and filled out a worksheet comparing parts of the cell to a factory.

Then, the fifth graders participated in a hands-on lab project. They created a cell model with baggies, a beaker, and uncooked beans and pasta.