MathMol (Mathematics and Molecules) is designed to serve as an introductory starting point for those interested in the field of molecular modeling.
Hypermedia Textbook( Version2) New
Introduction to molecular modeling for middle and high school students. This updated version contains java applets, Flash movies and javascript interactive activities. The MathMol Tutorials have been updated to work using JavaMage so they can be performed online.

K-12 Chime Tutorial New
A Chime tutorial designed for middle and high school students. The tutorial can easily be adapted for higher level use.

Quick Tour
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.)

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).

Water Module
This site contains background information on water and ice, MPEG files of computer simulations of water molecules in motion, and water and ice databases.

K-12 Activities
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 volume that contain javascripts that test students knowledge as they work through the activity. For general education activities see: Edinformatics. For an excellent science test for middle and high school see: The Science Challenge.

Hypermedia Textbook (Version1)
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.


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