The Thames and Kosmos Happy Atoms Introductory Set is a revolutionary approach to learning 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 assemble your own molecular models. The atoms connect easily with magnets. Metal tips on the ends of rubbery arms, representing free electrons, snap onto magnetic bonding sites on the atom spheres. In short, these sites represent empty spots for electrons in the atom’s outermost electron shell.
You can in fact snap together hundreds of different molecules. It is difficult to build a molecule that doesn’t actually exist because the atoms already have the correct number of free electrons and empty bonding sites. Happy Atoms therefore 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 the molecules that you build. The app then uses state-of-the-art image recognition technology to identify the molecules.
A great introduction to chemistry!
New technology now enables us to take this innovative approach to learn about chemistry. It makes it more tangible and instinctive than ever before. Requires a tablet or smartphone running iOS or Android.
Perfect from 10 to 17 years.