Thames & Kosmos

Thames & Kosmos Happy Atoms And Molecules Building Set

This physical and digital system lets kids discover the world of molecules and atoms in an intuitive, hands-on way. Using a set of 17 atom models representing six different elements, kids can assemble their own molecular models. The atoms connect easily with magnets: metal tips on the ends of rubbery arms, which represent free electrons, snap on to magnetic bonding sites on the atom spheres, which represent empty spots for electrons in the atom's outermost electron bonding sites on the atom spheres, which represent empty spots for electrons in the atom's outermost electron shell. 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. The digital component takes this molecular modeling system to the next level. Using the Happy Atoms app and the camera on a tablet or smartphone, kids can scan molecules they build. The app then uses state-of-the-art image recognition technology to identify the molecules. Style Name: Thames & Kosmos Happy Atoms And Molecules Building Set. Style Number: 5503898. Available in stores. read more