Water Kit©

Water Student Modeling Pack©

Teachers who use our magnetic water molecules say they can move through water lessons faster, their students ask more questions, and they are able to discuss concepts in greater depth. Students discover hydrogen, covalent and ionic bonding, make ice, dissolve salt, evaporate water, explore transpiration and create ethanol. They can also demonstrate the differences between molecular adhesion, cohesion and capillary action and demonstrate surface tension, evaporation, condensation and solubility. LEARN MORE

Students individually explore the physical and chemical properties of water with hands-on models and digital activities. LEARN MORE

Phospholipid & Membrane Transport Kit©

Membrane Student Modeling Pack©

Students discover the spontaneous formation of membranes for themselves using this kit that features the amphipathic structure of
phospholipids, with their hydrophilic heads and hydrophobic tails. Students explore the chemical structure of a phospholipid and then
construct a phospholipid monolayer, micelle and bilayer, leading to an understanding of the plasma membrane structure. Additional components allow them to construct lipid bilayers and consider the role of transport proteins in moving ions and small molecules across membranes. LEARN MORE

Students individually explore cell membranes and the role of transport proteins in moving ions and small molecules with hands-on models and digital activities. LEARN MORE

Synapse Construction Kit©

Neuron Modeling Kit©

Engage your classroom with hands-on modeling of neuronal communication. Students discover how the resting potential of a neuron is established; demonstrate the propagation of an action potential down an axon; simulate the action of the sodium-potassium pump in resetting the resting potential; explore the effects of neurotransmitters acetylcholine, dopamine and GABA on a post synaptic neuron; model cholinergic, dopaminergic and GABAergic synapses; compare and contrast metabotropic and ionontropic receptors; and analyze the impact of various substances such as nicotine, cocaine, sarin gas and propofol on neuronal signaling. LEARN MORE

Captivate your students and explore multiple concepts with our large and small foam neuron models. Students distinguish between multipolar neurons, bipolar neurons, unipolar neurons and interneurons, and determine their location and function in the human body; construct a model and identify parts of a multipolar neuron; use myelin sheath pieces to demonstrate differences between two types of neuroglia in the central and peripheral nervous systems; construct simple and complex neural pathways; and examine the overall effect on neuronal firing at excitatory and inhibitory synapses. LEARN MORE

NaCl Lattice©

Tour of a Human Cell Panorama©

Take your salt crystal lessons from 2-D to 3D. These colorful sodium chloride ion models will help your students discover the cubic nature of salt crystals, efficient lattice packing, high melting temperature, brittleness and cleavage planes. Explore how the positive sodium and negative chloride ions form electrostatic bonds, creating a strong crystal structure. LEARN MORE

Take your students on a journey from the nucleus to the outer cell membrane with this watercolor cellular landscape by scientist, artist and author David Goodsell, PhD. Adjacent text identifies the structures and explains their functions. Goodsell's cellular landscpaes accurately illustrate the size, shape and distribution of proteins in their natural environment of the cell. LEARN MORE

Neuromuscular Synapse Poster©

 

David Goodsell’s captivating watercolor poster will lead your students through the molecular interactions found at neuromuscular synapse vesicles filled with acetylcholine, to a final breakdown of excess neurotransmitters. LEARN MORE