ACS: Adventures in Chemistry - Outer Space Molecule Chase

The astronauts have left and Space Station Seven is in chaos!

Our hero Linus — a genetically modified rat — has knowledge of chemistry and a thirst for adventure! Can one rat make a difference? Can he escape the station and save the world?

The Objective

Guide Linus through mazes on different levels to escape Space Station Seven, go to an asteroid, and save the world! Linus has a futuristic molecular replicator to create common substances that will help him overcome obstacles on each level.

Your job is to collect a certain number of different atoms  to make molecules that will help him get through barriers in the maze.

But watch out for sanitation bots, aliens, and shockers if you want to keep Linus alive!

Where’s the Chemistry?

Here are the big chemistry ideas you’ll learn by playing the game:

  • Atoms combine and bond to each other to make molecules.
  • A molecule is made up of a certain number and type of atom. For example, water (H2O) is always made from two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. All water molecules have this combination of atoms.
  • A molecule has characteristics that are different from the atoms that make it up. For example, you couldn’t pour oxygen and hydrogen atoms on a fire and expect to put it out. These atoms only act like water when they are bonded together as water molecules.

Science Topics
Chemistry
K-6
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

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