Artec Marvelous Molecules Kit introduction to Chemistry for Ages 6+
– Ridged Plastic Sticks x 12
– Translucent Plastic Case x 1
– White Atom x 20
– Black Atom x 6
– Red Atom x 6
– Yellow Atom x 2
– Green Atom x 2
– Blue Atom x 2
– Study Guide
What is a Molecule?
By definition, a molecule is a group of atoms bonded together, representing the smallest fundamental unit of a chemical compound that can take part in a chemical reaction.
Molecule is a derivative of the latin word, “molés”, which means ‘mass.’ Atom comes from an ancient Greek word, “atomos” meaning indivisible, and it's true, you cannot split an atom. However, they are great at forming bonds and will group together!
Now, atoms are far too small to see with the naked eye, so scientists came up with Atomistic Models to represent them.
Ball and stick models are a pretty common way to represent molecules, and sure enough, in this kit, you will find a variety of little balls that represent atoms, and plastic sticks!
With these, you can follow along with your guide book and learn what a bond is, some different types of bonds, and what a compound is, as well.