In this activity, learners use molecular model kits to construct familiar molecules like lactose, caffeine, and Aspirin. This activity helps learners understand how scientists use models to study molecules as well as how advances in 3-D graphics have made the use of computer models much easier. This activity guide includes chemical formulas and 3-D structural diagrams of various natural and artificial molecules. Note: the cost of molecular model kits is included in the estimated cost of materials.
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