The goal of the NSF-funded Molecular Workbench has been to provide a rich environment that makes the atomic level familiar, predictable, and connected with the macroscopic world, and to understand the effect of such an environment on student learning.
The Molecular Workbench is a molecular simulation engine developed for the project. It is a professional tool for generating model-based activities, and for annotating and sharing them among students. The Molecular Workbench has developed modular curriculum units for research purposes. Each module includes Molecular Workbench signature software, macro-micro connections and hands-on activities:
Atoms in Motion
States of Matter
Aquatic Solutions In and Around Our Cells
Monomers to Polymers