molecular model of GaN



detail of a molecular model



Molecular Models for Teaching


Molecular models are invaluable teaching aids for illustrating structural relationships to students. Not only are they excellent aids to the teacher in conveying structural concepts, they actively engage the students in the learning experience. Students can work together in groups, with educators or teaching assistants, or by themselves, and be actively involved in an exciting learning and comprehension process. More importantly, they work as educational tools: studies have demonstrated that, for example, students using ball and stick models score significantly higher when tested on isomeric identification as compared to those that rely on two-dimensional representations.


Our standard molecular models and crystal structure models are built at a scale that generates models of an size that is ideal for use by individuals or small groups, without the need for large storage areas when not in use. They provide very clear illustrations of the structures and concepts that are being taught, and, because they are constructed to scale, allow students to appreciate the differences between materials of the same, or differing, structures.





Molecular models of Fullerenes and buckyballs




Molecular model of CsCl



Molecular model of CaF2



Molecular models of coordination polyhedra