ABOUT THE tRNA 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.
Download the flyer about the MIT Edgerton Center DNA/RNA Sets or watch the MIT Edgerton Center DNA and Protein Sets Teaser Video.
Available for purchase! Order online here.
The set contains:
- 4 tRNA Kits
- 4 tRNA Booklet 1
- 4 Ribosome Mats
Click here for our explanation of why a tRNA classroom set only has 4 kits.
TEACHING WITH THE tRNA SET
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.