Textbook( Version2) New
Introduction to molecular modeling for middle and high
school students. This updated version contains java applets, Flash movies
updated to work using JavaMage so they can be performed online.
A Chime tutorial designed for middle and high school
students. The tutorial can easily be adapted for higher
What is molecular modeling? Why is molecular modeling
important? Why the math in MathMol? This link contains numerous images
and MPEG files.
More about MathMol
Where is MathMol being developed? What are the objectives
of MathMol? Why is this site so important to education?
Public Domain Software
What is the latest public domain software available
for PC's, Mac's and Unix workstations? Where can this software be
obtained? (Software found here can be used to read all the files
in the the MathMol Library.)
of 3-D Molecular Structures
The MathMol Library of Molecular Structures contains
GIF, PDB and 3-D (VRML) files of molecules that are found in most
introductory biology and chemistry textbooks (e.g., water and ice,
carbon, hydrocarbons, amino acids, nucleotides, lipids, sugars,
photosynthetic pigments and drugs).
This site contains background information on water
and ice, MPEG files of computer simulations of water molecules in
motion, and water and ice databases.
A water module for middle and high school students
that allows students to calculate the density of water and ice on-line
is available here. View the structure of the Photosynthetic Reaction
Center and more. There is a new revised Review of density, mass and
work through the activity. For general education activities see:
Edinformatics. For an excellent science test for middle and high
school see: The
Experimental versions of two hypermedia textbooks are
now on-line. An elementary school version for grades 3-5 and a middle/high
school version for grades 6-12. The latter MathMol Hypermedia Textbook
makes full use of the latest in Netscape capabilities including: frames,
VRML, interactive Javascipt files, animated GIF's and MPEG files.