Add'em AtomAtomic Chemistry Tutorial
Add'em AtomTM is a physical science resource consisting of Flash-based animations & user interactions designed to help students learn the concepts of atomic chemistry in a way that is fun & visually engaging. This interactivity teaches students about element properties, the Periodic Table, simple chemical compound structures, and how elements & compounds are formed.
This application works to teach students about the fundamental properties of atomic elements; the basic structure and classification system of the Periodic Table of Elements; and the simple bonding involved behind chemical compounds and their structures. Add’em Atom shows students how elements and compounds are formed on a microscopic level, through animations and user activities that involve visual art models consisting of basic shapes and simple motion graphics to visually represent such microscopic scenarios. User activities involve building basic atomic elements and simple compound structures by dragging & connecting together different components of artwork to visually create their own atomic models.
The goal of Add’em Atom is to create an interactive learning environment that simplifies the concepts of atomic chemistry in a way that entertains and inspires younger students, who may feel challenged when learning this type of subject matter.
Essentially, this is a physics resource as well as a tutorial to assist science students (Middle School & High School) in learning basic concepts behind atomic science and atomic chemistry. Through direct interaction and immersion within a graphically provided Periodic Table of the Elements, students will click through and explore the various elements shown.
While exploring the elements arranged on the Periodic Table, users should quickly learn to identify simple elements by their key physical properties (Atomic Mass, Electron-Configuration, Period Group, etc.) based upon the information they learn from the sub-section that provides animated demonstrations (mini-tutorials), that illustrate atomic concepts and processes.
The two main user groups for which this project has been designed/developed are:
The technology used to create this project consisted of the following:
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