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Augmented Reality

Virus Model Overview

An emergent property of molecular structure is self-assembly. In self-assembly, subunits of a complex structure come together in a random process because of local attractions. Self-assembly, is challenging to understand because there are few analogs in everyday life. However, most biomolecular processes rely on self-assembly for the formation of complex molecules. Typical curricula for high school biology include shallow descriptions of these processes but tend to omit a clear description of self-assembly. Students can use the tangible models and AR to explore self-assembly and investigate the role of temperature on the formation of particles.