Featured Higher Education Activities
- Atomic Structure
Explore ion formation, isotopes, and electron orbital placement using interactive models of atomic structure.
Explore the effects of homogeneous catalysts.
- Cellular Respiration
Explore how your body converts the chemical energy of glucose into the chemical energy of ATP.
- Diffusion, Osmosis and Active Transport
Explore how water and ions can diffuse both passively and actively through cell membranes.
- DNA to Protein
Explore what DNA is and how proteins are synthesized from the genetic information stored in it.
- Electrons in Atoms and Molecules
The interactions of electrons with matter are central to many technologies from transistors, diodes, and smoke detectors to sophisticated imaging, lasers, and quantum computing.
Discover how atoms can be charged, and manipulate charge and distance to examine Coulomb's Law.
- Excited States and Photons
Investigate how atoms can be excited to give off radiation.
- How Electrons Move
Discover the forces affecting the movement of electrons, including electric and magnetic fields.
- Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Discover the quantum nature of electrons including their wave nature, tunneling abilities, and their bound and excited states.
- Quantum Tunneling
Explore the unique concept of quantum tunneling and its importance to modern technology.
- Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Use a virtual scanning tunneling microscope to explore the quantum tunneling effect.
Explore the structure and behavior of natural and doped semiconductors.
Explore why excited atoms emit different wavelengths of radiation and learn how to identify atoms based on their unique atomic spectra.
- Transistors: The Field Effect
The field effect transistor is the most common type of transistor.