Monday, March 22, 2010

Biology Project: 3D model of DNA Transcription

I am in Honors Biology, and "honors" means A LOT OF WORK!!!

i personally hate projects. That is something i try to avoid at school. I would seriously prefer writing an essay than doing a project. Ok, maybe not an essay, but you guys know what i mean:D

My biology teacher recently gave us a big burden. She wants us to construct a 3D model of DNA Transcription. i mean come on, a 3D model?


So i went out with my mom to buy all the materials that i need at JoAnn and Walmart.

Multi-colored styrofoam noodles - $5.99

Styrofoam Balls - $1.49

Toothpicks - $0.89

Wooden stand - $2.99

Acrylic Paint - $0.87 each

When we got home, my mom agreed to help me but soon gave up because the strategy she had in mind just wasn't working out. So i was stuck to do it all by myself:(

After 3 and a half long hours, this is my final product.

I guess its not that bad for a 3-hour work. in my defense, i did put a lot of effort in this project. And i can proudly say that i got no help whatsoever to make this "3D model."

Have you ever had a project that you really didn't feel like making?


  1. i would never have been able to do that. :)

  2. @mimi: it wasn't as hard as i thought it would be:D

  3. That's a cool model!:D I think you did I good job.:D

    For some reason, I love doing projects-- hard or easy. Haha!:D

  4. Oh this is so cute! RNAP is pretty much my favourite enzyme in the whole world (yes, I know I'm a dork). And I love how you colour coded the base pairs =)

  5. @Marie: thank you. Hopefully i got on "A" on it. fingers-crossed.

  6. Hi, Carrie! Thanks for the follow! I'm def following you back, your blog is adorable! :)

    I took Honors Bio once, and we didn't have to do too many projects but I had a killer one in Honors Physics where we had to build a machine from scratch and of course I knew nothing about wiring and electricity let alone physics! But it worked out brilliantly. Your project looks great!

  7. very creative! :)

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