Science week: investigating DNA.

During science week, we spent time learning about DNA and the work of Francis Crick and James Watson, who with help from Franklin and Wilkins, discovered the double helix structure of DNA in 1953. We then attempted to extract DNA from a banana which was a fantastic investigation.

Year 6 were fascinated to learn that:

  • About 99.9 percent of the DNA of every person on the planet is exactly the same. It’s that 0.1 percent that is different that makes us all unique.
  • If you unravelled all the DNA molecules in your body and placed them end to end, it would stretch to the Sun and back several times.
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