Thames and Kosmos | Happy Atoms Intro Kit | 17 Atoms

Thames and Kosmos | Happy Atoms Intro Kit | 17 Atoms

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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!

With this revolutionary approach to teaching chemistry, you can make your own happy atoms! This physical and digital kit 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 stick together 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 atoms outermost electron shell.

But how do you know what the molecule you've snapped together is? You use the included app for iPad and iPhone to snap its picture, and the app uses state-of-the-art image recognition technology to identify the molecule. The app recognises tens of thousands of molecules. It presents detailed information about 120 of the most important molecules, such as a molecules usage, properties, hazards, formula, and structure.

The Atoms and Molecules Introductory Set includes 17 atoms " 8 hydrogen, 3 carbon, 2 oxygen, 2 nitrogen, 1 chlorine, and 1 sodium, and a 16-page guide and 73 activities.