Adventures of the Elements

The above video provides a sneak peek into the redesign of the Adventures of the Elements characters for the animated movie in production. This is concept 2D art, which will transition to 3D for the film and collectible action figures.

Adventures of the Elements, targeted for ages eight through high school, combines fantasy and adventure to teach science, redefining edutainment.  This is a character driven story where children learn that all entities can perform good or evil depending on the choices they make.  Facing the influences of power, avarice, and corruption, the children persevere and earn the respect of the element world.

The Adventures of the Elements, AoE, concept is derived from a series of children’s novels wherein five siblings discover sunglasses through which they can see the elements from the Periodic Table.  These elements are personified into super-hero like characters with powers based upon their chemical properties.  The children embark on a series of adventures both through history and contemporary time to save the world from evil forces, molecules, and atoms.  Substantial scientific learning has been shown to result from experiencing the books and the related trading card game.  Three books, a trading card game, periodic table poster, music, classroom kit, and several concept items have been developed.  A 3D animation is in production with a completed rough animatic, character and set development.

The bonus value of this feature is its ability to relay information about the chemical elements and science through a riveting, epic tale.  For instance, the first names of the elements begin with their chemical symbols found on the periodic table such as in Ollie Oxygen, Xerxes Xenon, Arla Argon, and Casper Calcium.  In essence, the captivating animation gives science a personality through a gripping, spine-tingling adventure.  Each of the element guardians and molecules possess unique powers depending upon how that element or molecule reacts in nature.  Thus, like the X-Men, each element guardian controls a unique ability, style, and motion.  An original, distinctive, and effective method of introducing children of all ages to scientific terminology and concepts while incorporating other academic areas such as history, English, and the arts.

Adventures of the Elements is produced by Alchemy Creative, Inc. (ALMY) edutainment division specializing in publishing and producing entertaining products that engage and teach children of all ages.  The 501(c)3 nonprofit, Fit Lab Foundation, with a mission to improve children’s health and education, also works with distributing the Adventures of the Elements.  With a firm belief that education is the key to solving the world’s enigmas including poverty, disease, and the lack of basic human rights, we have historically partnered with numerous individuals and entities to improve education.  A sample of these partners include Bill & Melinda Gates, ExxonMobil, Time Warner Cable, Coca-Cola, Motiva, Entergy, Meadows Foundation, Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts, YMCA, and the American Chemical Society.

According to Bill & Melinda Gates’ managing director, “The passion you exude for improving education – coupled with the uniqueness and effectiveness of the Adventures of the Elements [ALMY’s leading product line] in strengthening students’ math, science, and technology skills… is truly on the cutting edge of contemporary education.  When Bill and Melinda Gates were first exposed to the Adventures of the Elements, they saw the potential and wanted to be involved.  The benefits to children in learning science and math while having a great time is truly unique and is very compatible with their personal interests and goals.”

According to Jim Miller, former President at Warner Brothers, “AoE [Adventures of the Elements] is great. Unique in the educational/ entertainment arena. In an arena where most offerings are neither educational nor entertaining, AoE stands apart.”

Adventures of the Elements provides tools for enhancing education and for shaping education policy.  The product effectively reaches and resonates with students and educators globally. The objective is to actively engage all students in science, reading, and math in an environment conducive to students’ interests.  With today’s children watching television and movies, playing video games, and surfing the internet, there exists a medium for education through entertainment.  The ultimate goal is to not only expose more students to science, reading, and math but to encourage students to garner an interest to pursue various career fields in STEM.  With knowledge, one gains peace of mind, which eliminates the fear that breeds anger, prejudice, and war.  AoE works to invigorate and inspire children, our world’s future, to thirst for knowledge.


“I was introduced to AoE last year and I loved the concept of the books and the card game. At CAST in Houston, I purchased all 3 books and 2 sets of the cards. Last year, my principal ordered a book for every 7th grader and some extras so I could have a class set. I was given a copy of the curriculum on CD and used it in my classroom. We read the book, did some fun activities and had an enjoyable time supplementing our chemistry unit with the books.”

-James Scott, 7th grade Science teacher, Martin Middle School

“The Adventures of the Elements is a book series and card game that reaches into the heart of how children learn science.  That is one reason why we purchased the first two books for every sixth grader in Calcasieu Parish.”

-Brian Fontenot, Board Science Supervisor and Physical Education Supervisor Calcasieu Parish School

“Our students at Beaumont ISD are completely engrossed in playing and competing against one another with the Adventures of the Elements cards.  It is so exciting to hear students discussing, using, and truly understanding those chemistry concepts.”

-Patsy Magee, Beaumont School District Project Director

“Students are learning while having fun.  This is exactly what learning is all about”

-Jo Beth Burnett, 5th grade Science teacher, Groves Elementary

“AoE is great.  In the Educational/Entertainment arena.  In an arena where most offerings are neither educational nor entertainment.  AoE stands apart.” 

-Jim Miller, Former President Warner Bros. Entertainment

“I appreciate (Richard James) efforts to develop material to interest students in science and math.”

-Laura Bush, First Lady of the United states

“Adventures of the Elements encourages students to use their imagination as they learn important fundamentals in math and science.  ExxonMobil has been an important sponsor of this program by making an extremely generous donation and committing staff to the project.  It is vital that corporations reinvest into the community, and ExxonMobil has set a fine example in Southeast Texas while proving that private corporations can successfully supplement local, state, and federal efforts to provide a great education to America’s greatest resource, our youth.”

-Ted Poe, U.S. Congressman from Texas