Molecularium: Riding Snowflakes





23 minutes

Grade Level

Pre-K - 2

Age Range

3 - 7 years


molecules, chemistry, carbon



Explore billions and trillions of atoms and molecules with Oxy, a precocious oxygen atom, and Hydro and Hydra, her wacky hydrogen pals.

Ride from the atomic structure of a snowflake to the far reaches of space aboard the Molecularium, the most fantastic ship in the universe. With help from Mel, the ship’s computer, and Carbón, a passionate carbon atom, the crew explores the secret world within everyday objects.

Audiences join this cast of atoms on an immersive and unforgettable adventure into the nanoscale universe.

Teaching Guides

Suggested Reading List

Amazing Planet (Play-a-way View self-contained video player)

Several short films discuss the birth of our planet, the forces that shape it and the marvels that abound.


Bill Nye the Science Guy: Atoms (DVD)

What's the big deal about atoms anyway? In "Atoms," Nye explains how atoms combine to form molecules and even though they're too small to see with our eyes, they are the building blocks of all matter.


Carbon – Salvatore Tocci

Can opposites be alike? -- What is carbon? -- How are carbon compounds useful? -- Why is carbon so special? -- Fun facts about carbon.


Hydrogen and the Noble Gases – Salvatore Tocci

Contents: Why does it fly? - What is hydrogen? - What are the noble gases? - Why are they so different? - Fun facts about hydrogen and the noble gases.

Oxygen – Salvatore Tocci

How far can you run? -- What is oxygen? -- Why is oxygen so important? -- How can using oxygen cause problems? -- Fun facts about oxygen.

Splat! Wile E. Coyote Experiments with States of Matter- Suzanne Slade

Explore the different states of matter with popular cartoon character Wile E. Coyote and learn the scientific concepts involved with states of matter.