A research group in the fields of Geology, Geography and Environment from a Spanish university propose the creation of an interactive and buildable didactic mockup. This model can be used in both primary and secondary education.
The mock-up comprises the base of the cell and on the outside the cell walls. The base of the model comprises hollow spaces corresponding to the organelles of the plant cell they represent, including the mitochondria module, the chloroplast module, the nucleus module, the smooth endoplasmic reticulum module, the reticulum module Rough endoplasmic, the vacuole module and the Golgi apparatus module.
To allow comfortable use of the model and that is easily manipulated, the pieces that conform it fit in their corresponding holes. In this way, the user can separate, press and manipulate the parts that interest him at any time without having to disassemble the complete set. Thanks to its three-dimensional shape, the didactic model facilitates the compression of the structure of the plant cell.
In addition, the present invention provides the physical contact necessary to improve the assimilation of concepts and to understand the structure of a plant cell in a simple and affordable way at the cognitive level of the user.
Researchers are looking for education-oriented technology development companies as well as textbooks and school material publishers to sign commercial agreements with technical assistance, technical cooperation agreements, and licensing agreements.