Molecules to the MAX! now available to stream

(Nanowerk News) Molecules to the MAX!, an animated adventure aimed at exciting and educating kids about the world of atoms and molecules, is now available for streaming video from iTunes and Amazon. Originally released in Giant Screen and IMAX theaters, the film follows the mission of Oxy, a curious oxygen atom and her friends as they explore nanospace in a search for the secret of life. Developed by a team of scientists, artists and animators at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), the film is scheduled for release to both streaming platforms on September 27. For a sneak peek at the film trailer visit: www.moleculestothemax.com.
Molecules to the MAX! was created by Rensselaer’s Molecularium® Project, an educational initiative designed to teach children about science in entertaining ways. In the film, you are transported to places no one can ever go – using state-of-the-art molecular simulations.
Screenshot from Molecules to the MAX!
Screenshot from Molecules to the MAX!
Kids learn about the basic atomic structures of everyday items, such as snowflakes, pennies and chewing gum, as they fly through nanospace aboard the Molecularium. Oxy, Captain of the ship, is dispatched from the Unified Field of Atoms on an expedition to discover the secret of life on Earth. Along with her crew – Hydra and Hydro, the curious hydrogen twins, and Mel, the uptight computer – they have many misadventures exploring the Earth's atmosphere, the cycle of water molecules through clouds, snowflakes and raindrops, and various common materials.
“One of my favorite aspects of Molecules to the MAX! is getting kids really excited about science. Now that this film is even more readily accessible through streaming, families, teachers and kids can watch it at home on smart TVs, computers, and even mobile devices,” said Richard W. Siegel Ph.D, founding director of Rensselaer’s Nanotechnology Center and innovator behind the Molecularium Project.
In addition to Molecules to the MAX!, the Project recently launched My Molecularium, a fun, free molecule building game application, where students learn real science while they play. This fast-paced game challenges players to build a wide variety of fascinating molecules from water and vitamin C to caffeine and adrenalin. My Molecularium is available for free at the Apple App Store or Google Play today! Visit: http://molecularium.com/MyMolecularium.html
Other available educational productions include NanoSpace®, winner of the Center for Digital Education 2013 Best of the Web award, a free online amusement park, which includes more than 25 fun, interactive and educational games, short animated films and activities, and the Digital Dome film Molecularium – Riding Snowflakes, a 23-minute, award-winning show that introduced characters Oxy, Carbón, Hydra and Mel.
Catering to parents, teachers and homeschoolers, free educator resources for grades K-4 and 5-8 are also available on the Molecularium Project website at www.molecularium.com.
Source: Molecularium Project
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