Happy Atoms

Target Audience
  • Middle School
  • Family
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Amazon

Happy Atoms is a tangible, interactive learning tool that combines a digital app with a physical modeling set.

Schell Games wanted to create a better way for students to learn atomic modeling and other fundamental lessons in chemistry.

The digital component uses augmented reality for students to see how they react with the molecules they create in everyday life. Schell Games needed a way to create a physical set as well, so it partnered up with Thames & Kosmos to make Happy Atoms a reality.

After receiving funds for Phase I and II from the IES/SBIR programs, Happy Atoms launched in November 2016, and is currently available on iOS, Amazon and Android smartphones and tablets. It has been recognized by Parents’ Magazine, KAPi, and Toy Fair.

Shortlist Virtual/Augmented Reality- Educational 2017 Reimagine Education
Bronze Selection Most Innovative New Learning Technologies Product-International 2017 Learning Technologies Awards
Winner Innovator of the Year: Consumer Products 2017 Tech 50 Awards
Winner 2017 Best Game or Toy Auggie Awards 2017 Augmented World Expo (AWE)
Winner Silver Parents' Choice 2017 Parents' Choice
Finalist Gaming + Education Project of the Year 2017 CREATE Festival
Winner Educational Learning Tool KAPi 2017 KAPi Awards
Winner Best of Toy Fair 2016 Techlicious
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