Help me give my students some seriously updated molecular modeling kits with Happy Atoms.
This project expired on March 7, 2019.
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My students often ask me, "When am I ever going to use science in my life?" I tell them it is not the just the content that is important, but it is the way science requires you to approach problems that is truly valuable.
My students want tangible learning experiences that have real-world applications.
Students at my school have limited resources to engage in truly immersive learning in the science concepts that interest them. This is compounded by the fact that often times, even the essential supplies needed are not available.
There is a constant struggle in chemistry and it revolves around visualization. Students have a tendency to struggle with concepts that they cannot see. In biology, students use microscopes to see the things they study. In physics, students build and test contraptions that help to visualize a concept. In chemistry, there is no device that allows us to truly visualize atoms and atomic structure. We often rely on the molecular modeling kit to help us see how atoms combine...but honestly, modelling kits have not really changed. We have updated the materials we use to make atoms, from low-tech, wooden ball-and-stick models to high-tech, plastic ball-and-stick models. Not much different if you ask me.
With the Happy Atoms modeling kit, molecular modelling has been seriously upgraded for the next generation of learners.
We have students today who rely on their technology for most everything. This modeling kit intuitively combines technology with molecular structure and makes the concept uniquely interactive. Once students build a structure, the included app allows student to explore the structure in great detail, and allows students to become more independent in their learning.
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