The Happy Atom App Helps Foster a Passion For Chemistry

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jul 7, 2016
References: indiegogo & gizmag
Happy Atoms is an innovative new chemistry app that is designed to foster fun and excitement rather than dread among children learning chemistry.

Currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, this chemistry app encourages children to connect together different elements on the screen interface to create thousands of different kinds of molecules. The process is gamified, with children encouraged to track their score and succeed at creating molecules while also exploring deeper into concepts of chemistry. The app incorporates high-tech image recognition technology that enables the device's camera to identify constructed molecules.

This chemistry app shows how augmented reality and smartphone app interfaces could be supremely useful in the education field, thanks to their ability to add a dose of fun and discovery into otherwise dreary subjects of study.