Happy Atoms Intro Set
- Chemistry is the science of materials, their properties, and how they react with each other. All materials are made of atoms. Why do some atoms combine with each other while other atoms do not? Because atoms just want to be happy!Of course, atoms don’t really have feelings. But they do have observable behaviours. And atoms tend to be more stable, or “happy,” when they have certain numbers of electrons whizzing around their cores. Where do they find extra electrons if they need more to be happy? From other atoms that have too many electrons, of course! When atoms share or exchange electrons to be happy, they stick together. Happy atoms form molecules!With this revolutionary approach to teaching chemistry, you can make your own happy atoms! This physical and digital system lets you discover the world of molecules in an intuitive, hands-on way.Using a set of 17 atom models representing 6 different elements, you can assemble your own molecular models. The atoms connect easily with magnets: metal tips on the ends of rubbery arms, which represent free electrons, snap onto magnetic bonding sites on the atom spheres, which represent empty spots for electrons in the atom’s outermost electron shell.With the Happy Atoms Introductory Set, you can snap together hundreds of different molecules. Because the atoms already have the correct number of free electrons and empty bonding sites, it is difficult to build a molecule that doesn’t actually exist. Happy Atoms function like the building blocks of the universe!
The digital component takes this molecular modelling system to the next level. Using the Happy Atoms app and the camera on your tablet or smartphone, you can scan molecules you build. The app then uses state-of-the-art image recognition technology to identify the molecules.
After a molecule is discovered, the app presents information about it, including its composition, usage, properties, hazards, formula, and structure. The app can recognise hundreds of the molecules that you can build with this set. It presents detailed information about 52 of the molecules you can build.
The app is a fun and interactive chemistry curriculum. It takes you on guided quests to discover new molecules and learn about them. You can track your progress with the app, collecting sets of molecules that you have built and explored.
Many people think of chemistry as complicated and hard to grasp. New technology now enables us to take this innovative approach to teaching chemistry, making it more tangible and instinctive than ever before. Requires a tablet or smartphone running iOS or Android. See app stores for specific device requirements.
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Device requirements: See app stores for details.
iOS: iPad or iPhone running iOS 10 (or later). Supports iPhone X XS and XR screens
Android: Tablet or smartphone running Android 4.4 (or later) with 1GB RAM minimum dual-core processor built-in camera and chipset support for Open GL 3.0+.
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|Under 3 Years Warning||Warning! Not suitable for children under 3 years. Choking hazard — small parts may be swallowed or inhaled. Keep the packaging and instructions as they contain important information.|
|Magnet Warning||WARNING: SMALL MAGNETS — This product contains small magnets. Swallowed magnets can stick together across intestines causing serious infections and death. Seek immediate medical attention if magnets are swallowed or inhaled.|
|Under 10 warning||WARNING. Not suitable for children under 10 years. For use under adult supervision. Read the instructions before use, follow them and keep them for reference.|