ABOUT THE SET
Unlike most teaching aids, the MIT models are designed to teach what the molecules do, not just what molecules look like. These injection molded molecules are made to be manipulated. In this way educators can teach abstract concepts in concrete ways. Students can perform translation (with the DNA/RNA and Protein Sets). Diverse populations including English language learners, middle schoolers, and AP biology students all have found the learning experience interesting and memorable.
The set contains:
- 4 tRNA Kits
- 4 tRNA Booklet 1
- 4 Ribosome Mats
Click here to watch a video showing student and teacher workshops using our LEGO prototype sets: DNA/RNA, Protein, and tRNA.
TEACHER GUIDES, PRESENTATIONS, AND VIDEOS
MIT Edgerton Center tRNA Teacher Guides coming soon!
For now, please download:
- Teaching Essentials
- Teacher Resources for MIT DNA and Protein Sets
- tRNA Teacher Guide and Set Explanation
MIT Edgerton Center tRNA Set video on our YouTube channel (Now with audio!):
- Translation (tRNA Booklet 1: pages 24-31)
Models and Lessons created by Kathleen M. Vandiver. Graphics by Amanda Mayer. ©MIT. All rights reserved.