Creating Chemical Models with Tinkercad and Sketchfab

Chemistry. Everyone’s favorite subject, right? Or is it just me? I’ve always found chemistry fascinating, but it is a bit abstract. I feel that chemical models can help understanding. Yes, there are the 2D pictures in books or the blackboard (yes, I’m old) or on whiteboards or projections. But allowing students to see them on their own, being able to hold them, is what I feel helps. Seeing a model’s different dimensions, and how that allows for interactions, is central to understanding chemistry.

We have physical models that students can use in the classroom. But what about at home or on the road? What could be used to make them and view them virtually? These were the questions I was trying to answer.

Tinkering with Tinkercad

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