The models for each biology set are designed to teach processes in addition to structure. The student can visualize what these molecules do and what they look like. There are four sets, each with activities booklets.
The Protein Sets offer students the ability to build and fold proteins, to learn about hydrophobic and hydrophilic interactions, to demonstrate all four levels of protein structure, and to create models of proteins they know like insulin, antibodies, and more.
In this set, the students can explore DNA and RNA nucleotide structure, practice both simple and advanced versions of replication, model mRNA transcription, and learn about DNA damage, mutations, repair, and more.
This set has all three kits (DNA/RNA, Protein, and tRNA). The students will be able to complete protein synthesis – transcribing a gene into mRNA, translating the mRNA into a protein chain, and folding the protein chain into a functional shape.
With the Biotechnology Pack, students use the DNA models to visualize and explore these basic concepts: restriction enzyme digestion, gel electrophoresis, PCR, DNA sequencing, and CRISPR-Cas9.