Molecular Workbench

Molecular Workbench offers interactive, visual simulations and activities that have been widely used in science teaching for students of all ages.

Our database is designed to provide teachers and students with easy access to our model-based activities. The activities are derived largely, but not entirely, from projects of the Concord Consortium sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The models are primarily of interactions of atoms and molecules, or rule-based genetics.

All activities are accompanied by:

  • colored icons to indicate degree of support
  • technological requirements
  • links to concepts and disciplines
  • links to standards
  • links to some textbooks

Activities can be accessed by typing an activity number in the field Jump to Activity at top right. Both Teacher Views and Student Views are available.

Note: This database is in development. Only some activities are fully developed; others are "starter models" awaiting further development.  Most are being revised. We have tried to indicate their different status with icons.

 

Browse by theme or concept

Browse Stepping Stones
Stepping
Stones
to Bio
Browse by Concept
Concepts &
Disciplines
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Core
Biotech
Activities
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Technology
Browse Everything
Everything
 

Browse by project

Browse Molo Project
MOLO
Browse MoLit Project
MoLit
Browse ROVER Project
Rover
Browse SAM Project
SAM

Search the Database

Note: The key word search will look through all the text fields, and may give you some broad results.

Keywords
 

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These materials are based upon work supported
by the National Science Foundation under grant numbers
9980620, ESI-0242701, EIA-0219345, DUE-0402553, and 0628181.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this
material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect
the views of the National Science Foundation.