The virtmac system represents a whole new approach to teaching some of the trickier aspects of cell biology, using magnetic pieces to represent atoms, molecules and ions. Between the three kits, up to 30 different topics can be covered, so the cumulative familiarity with this symbolic representation of cell processes leads to a much more unified and coherent understanding of the subject than traditional teaching methods. Also, with their low price and wide subject coverage these kits deliver excellent value for money. But as we all know - the real reward is watching students really grasping difficult concepts.
Realistically illustrate protein synthesis, DNA replication, Lac Operon, mitosis, meiosis, and more with this innovative set of magnetic model pieces.
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The design of the kit's contents allows you to show students how the same molecules are used repeatedly in different biological structures. Highlight the relationship between DNA, RNA, and proteins by arranging the magnets to show proteins exchanging DNA nucleotides between chromosomes during meiosis. You can also help students visualize RNA nucleotides in introns, exons, mRNA, tRNA, primers, and as a structural component of ribosomes. Partial assembly required. Includes a DVD with easy to follow instructions and video lessons. ( 404-005 )