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Molecularium: Riding Snowflakes

Everything is made of atoms!

In 2002, Loch Ness Productions worked with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Linda Schadler and Shekhar Garde to create "Molecularium", a Digistar II planetarium show, for the Junior Museum in Troy, New York. That project was a successful pilot, testing what ideas worked on the dome. With the subsequent development of fulldome video, the producers decided to transcend the wireframe graphics of the prototype, and created Molecularium: Riding Snowflakes. While Loch Ness Productions wasn't involved in this fulldome production, we are pleased to be able to offer it to you and your audiences.

Riding Snowflakes, the award-winning digital dome experience, is a science lesson, a thrill-ride, and a magical musical adventure in a world of atoms and molecules. Aboard the Molecularium, audiences join a cast of atomic characters on an immersive and unforgettable adventure into the nanoscale universe. 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.

In the digital dome adventure Riding Snowflakes, audiences are transported into the world of atoms, where they learn about the water cycle, the three states of matter, and that everything is made of atoms and molecules. Aligned with national science standards in primary school learning, educational assessment has shown that Riding Snowflakes truly helps kids learn. Riding Snowflakes brings kids on a musical cartoon adventure into a nanoscale universe created from accurate molecular simulations. They travel into a cloud, watch a snowflake form, and count the number of water molecules in a raindrop.

Running time: 23:04
Suitable for: Family audiences
Information about: Atoms and molecules
Year of production: 2005

Molecularium: Riding Snowflakes brings kids on a musical cartoon adventure into a nanoscale universe created from accurate molecular simulations. They travel into a cloud, watch a snowflake form, and count the number of water molecules in a raindrop.

Show content is relevant in the following subject areas:

Physical Science, Life Science, and Earth and Space Science Standards

  • Properties of objects and materials
  • Position andmotion of objects
  • Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism
  • The characteristics of organisms
  • Properties of earth materials

Science as Inquiry

  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • Understanding about scientific inquiry

Science and Technology

  • Abilities of technological design
  • Understanding about science and technology
  • Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans

  • None yet!

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