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Teaching Aid Revolutionizes the Teaching of Biology
Date:6/15/2010

The future teaching of biology has taken a significant leap forward with the introduction of a brand new teaching tool called the Visual Interactive Revolutionary Tactile Magnetic Classroom (VIRTmac).

(PRWEB) June 15, 2010 -- The future teaching of biology has taken a significant leap forward with the introduction of a brand new teaching tool called the Visual Interactive Revolutionary Tactile Magnetic Classroom (VIRTmac).

The first unifying cell biology teaching model on the market anywhere in the world, VIRTmac offers a unique learning experience for students that simplifies the instruction of complex scientific topics. With VIRTmac, teachers can more clearly communicate with their students, providing endless opportunities for classrooms around the world.

John MacLellan created VIRTmac in 2005, after he realized the difficulties biology students were having in visualizing and conceptualizing cell biology. Using a series of magnetic models that demonstrate how the same molecules are used repeatedly in different biological processes, MacLellan’s VIRTmac gives students a more complete visual picture of cell biology.

“Students have a better understanding of the learning material after using VIRTmac,” says MacLellan. “They claim to have a better understanding of what is going on in the process instead of just memorizing a bunch of words out of the textbook.”

The VIRTmac models include three Kits: Membrane¤Protein Kit, DNA¤RNA Protein Kit, and Protein Folding¤Enzyme Structure Function Kit. Using all three kits, teachers can teach 30 different lessons and create new lessons that model new discoveries in cell biology. VIRTmac allows for easy demonstration and understanding of dynamic and complex cell processes from the biology curriculum for grades 8 through 12. Students are no longer passive observers,
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