Our 7th grade students have been working hard making their own DNA models. Simulations help us to study things that are too small to see. DNA, the nucleic acid found in the nuclei of all our cells, is our hereditary information passed on from our parents. This macro-molecule is key to our existence. This project helped the students understand the double helix design of a DNA molecule. The students used all sorts of fun things to represent each part of the DNA molecule including Christmas bulbs, feathers, beads and candy!