Happy Atoms Introductory Set - Thames & Kosmos

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The Happy Atoms Introductory Set is a physical and digital teaching tool that lets you discover the world of molecules in an intuitive, hands-on way. 

Create molecules from plastic atom models that connect easily using magnets. Discover the identities of the molecules you build by scanning them with the app. Explore the molecules you discover, assemble collections of them and complete guided chemistry tasks in the educational app.

Atoms just wanna be happy! Of course, atoms don’t really have feelings, but they do have observable behaviors. 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 build, scan and identify your own happy atoms!  

Features & Pieces:

  • Includes 50 atom models that magnetically connect & represent 6 different elements
  • 17 large, clearly labeled pieces
  • Tangible & instinctive
  • Metal tips on the ends of rubbery arms represent free electrons while the magnetic bonding sites on the atom spheres represent empty spots for electrons in the atom's outermost electron shell
  • One scanning mat
  • Detailed, 16-page quick-start manual with over 73 activities
  • Atom cores measure approximately 1.25”
  • Some of the cool molecules you can build: Propane, Acetone, Formaldehyde, Table salt, Ammonium chloride
  • Download the free iOS app to identify & learn detailed information about 120 of the most important molecules (Android app available late 2017)
  • High-quality design with durable components

Ages:

  • 10-17

This science kit teaches, encourages & supports:

  • Physical Development
  • Cognitive Learning
  • Exploration & Discovery

Specific Benefits:

  • Encourages scientific exploration
  • Provides a strong understanding of chemistry
  • Develops fine motor skills & dexterity

Awards

  • 2017 KAPi EdTech Award

Warning: CHOKING HAZARD. Small parts are not suitable for children under 3 years of age.

About Thames & Kosmos:

Founded in 2001 with the mission with the mission of improving informal science education outside of the classroom by publishing high-quality science kits for children of all ages. T&K's mission has since expanded from its STEM roots to encompass other educational branches as well, including arts and crafts and the panoply of thinking and social skills that can be taught through games and magic. T&K places an emphasis on teaching concepts and skills through tactile processes. Our vision is to give all children access to real, physical activities and projects that teach them how things work.

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