Bringing science to life

Katia da Silva Valente, left, with teacher Susan Viljoen, middle, and Erin Hartzenberg.

Grade 12 life sciences pupils at Rustenburg Girls’ High School used different types of sweets to make a 3D model of a double helix DNA molecule. This hands-on practical helps pupils to understand the structure and to bring the content to life. “Learning is always more beneficial when you relate to it in some realistic capacity, and I must admit that sweets were the perfect medium. Definitely my favourite practical of my high school career,” said Katia da Silva Valente.