Parents' Guide to

Molecules to the MAX!

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Animated short film aims to make science fun for all ages.

Movie NR 2015 43 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

It's not the most entertaining movie out there -- if you weren't trying to learn more about science, it probably wouldn't be most kids' first choice. But it does an admirable job of making learning about atoms somewhat fun and even sometimes funny. The characters are cute (especially Carbón the carbon atom), and there are some clever jokes that will be amusing to the adults watching and to kids with a little more science or pop-culture background. In the classroom or as a way to help a struggling student learn more about molecules, Molecules to the MAX! would be a great tool.

But the plot and characters are a bit juvenile for the level of the subject matter. Older kids may be a bit bored with the plot, but younger kids may struggle to follow some of the complex facts thrown around about the structure of atoms, molecules, and DNA. But no doubt it will make it easier for kids of all ages to retain at least some interesting science facts.

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