Chemistry transforms your classroom into a laboratory!
Revolutionise the way you teach your students to write inorganic chemical formulae. Chemistry is an original, innovative and interactive approach to chemistry that teaches how to write formulae and name chemical compounds.
- Winner of the Academics' Choice Smart Media Award (July 2014)
- Learning Best Practice Award (October 2014)
- 2nd prize winner of the “La Caixa Emprendedores XXI” awards for entrepreneurs (June 2014)
- Winner of the first Lanzadera business incubator program (May 2013)
“We can see the compound in 3 dimensions and that makes students understand it better. Essentially, the abstract part disappears and it becomes reality."
Eva Maria Guijarro, Chemistry Teacher at Julio Verne Bilingual School,Spain
“Engaging, innovative and unique”
Academic Choice Rewards Reviewers
“It helps us to learn better.”
Students from the School of XXI. Group.
Chemistry classes like never before:
● Chemistry makes it possible for students to useAugmented Reality to observe molecules in 3D and move them to their desktop. The visual presentation of the subject matter makes learning IUPAC nomenclature easy.
● Curricular content and exercises to:
- Learn the theory behind the formation of binary and ternary compounds
- Learn the basics of writingformulaewith the help of tutorials
- Write formulae for more than 3,000 compounds
- Understand the periodic table with the help of an innovative and attractive representation
- Experiment freely to form molecules and salts
- Practise with a large variety of exercises and activities to create thousands of compounds
● The content of this application for students from 13 years of age is completely curricular. Content is available in English and Spanish. Hundreds of schools around the world are already learning with ARLOON!
● Learning Outcomes:
- Cognitive Development
- Critical Thinking
- Engagement and Usability
- Creative Development
- Life Skills
- Academic Relevance
● Acquisition of 21st-century skills:
- Scientific: inorganic chemistry
- Mathematical: developing calculus
- Digital: studying with new technology
- Learning to learn: experimenting and actively searching for answers to promote self-learning
- Linguistic: building multilingual vocabulary (English and Spanish).
- Minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Not bad for what it is
The AR is cool, although it’s not obvious how to bring it up. You go to Exercises then Practice and build a small molecule (a C with a -4 charge and 4 H’s with a +1 charge to make methane, for instance.). When you bring the elements together to make the molecule, that’s when the icon to activate the camera appears, and you can choose to use the AR card or other background. Then you can look at the molecule from different sides. (The AR card can be printed from the Arloon website.)
So far as the chemistry, it’s very simplistic. Basically simple ion chemistry: you can’t use 2 C’s and 6 H’s to make ethane, for example. You can only choose from 2 oxidation states for Fe, although it actually has a rich coordination chemistry. And there is a problem with the bond angle for water and trying to build it from an O with a -2 charge and 2 H’s with a +1 charge. Hopefully fixes are in the way.
But for getting the basic idea of atoms sharing electrons to make molecules, this is a neat way to do it.
The sole reason I wasted money on this app was for the AR experience I saw in videos. The app isn’t giving me an AR option at all. I enabled the camera but there’s nothing happening. I noticed that videos for this app have cards people use for the AR, but there’s no information about those at all. Don’t bother getting this.
This app has many chemistry mistakes. Ionic compounds are named like covalent compounds. It said AlCl3 does not exist.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.