Grants Awarded

Nucleic Acid and Protein Modeling

The most difficult concepts for students in science (especially biology) are often the abstract cellular processes that occur at the molecular level. Manipulatives are powerful concrete “bridges” that aide students in understanding abstract concepts. The MIT Edgerton Center has recently developed a set of DNA, RNA and protein models that can be manipulated so that students can perform the cellular process of protein synthesis with their own hands. This project purchased classroom sets for use in the biology, health and forensics programs at Oakmont, providing all Oakmont students with an engaging way to learn difficult concepts at the molecular level.

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