Exploring the Molecules of Life:
A Perspective Using Chime
This project is supported by the Building Learning with Technology Grant.
Unit Design Team: Abena Asamoah, Corri Cap, and Scott Sinex
Prince George's Community College
Mike Lorete, University of Maryland at College Park
The unit of seven guided inquiry-based modules will explore molecular structure of biologically important groups of compounds using Chime, molecular structure rendering freeware. Chime is an excellent molecular visualization tool and easy for students to learn to use. For more information on Chime as a molecular visualization tool click here.
The goal of this unit is to introduce beginning biology students to the basics of molecular structure needed for general biology.
You will need Chime loaded in your browser to use these activities.
To learn the menu steps to using Chime- Click here to get an interactive HTML student guide.
The goals, standards, and outcomes for instructors plus the seven modules, which assume you are familiar with Chime, are listed below:
|Goals, Standards, and Outcomes*||Proteins|
|Water, An Essential Ingredient||Nucleotides|
|Lipids - slow/big file||Performance Assessment|
* for instructors
For the project from Summer 2000, Exploring the Kinetics of Chemical Reactions Using Simulations with STELLA, click here.
Scott A. Sinex Department of Physical Sciences Prince George's Community College 7/2001