List/Grid Tag Archives: science

piiig

Piiig Labs

Review Excerpt: Six simple drag-and drop science experiments are displayed on your iPad screen, disassembled. To make a light bulb light up or a volcano erupt, you must drop the parts ...
osmo

Osmo

Review Excerpt: The world of apps and screens meets the world of real tangram blocks, objects like pens, coins or anything else you might have in your pocket, with Osmo, an easy to ...
ants

Strange and Wonderful World of Ants

Review Excerpt: Three reading levels in the same book? Why not? While we’re at it, why not let a child pick the level they like, from any page? First published in 2011, The Strange ...
shutterbugs

Shutterbugs: Wiggle and Stomp

Review Excerpt: In this free app from the Smithsonian Science Education Center. The idea is to show children how to describe movement and motion while virtually visiting animals in ...
plants

Plants

review Excerpt: This second app from Tinybop’s Little Explorer’s Library (see also Human Body, CTR Sept 13) can turn an iPad into a living forest or a desert ecosystem (more ...
grandpa

Grandpa in Space

Review Excerpt: Silly yet slightly scientific, this app playfully introduces sets of multiple-choice school readiness exercises with NASA facts and footage about the planets. Content ...
explore

Disneynature Explore

Review Excerpt: Want to see a fish in your living room? Or the Bear chasing it? This is an augmented reality experience designed to accompany one of the Disneynature movies. It combines ...
insects

Alphabet of Insects

Review Excerpt: Inspired from the 2007 book by Palm Publishing and the Smithsonian Institution, this Bug Alphabet book features 26 bugs; one per screen, with two paragraphs and clear ...
science

Meet Science: Magnetism and Electricity

Review Excerpt: Best described as a science textbook on a tablet, Meet Science: Magnetism and Electricity (aka Meet Science 1) is the first of a series from NCSoft’s iActionBook ...
buzz

Buzz Monster

Review Excerpt: This quiz game for 2-3 players lets teachers create their own Jeopardy style games and share them from one to many iPads. It comes from Australia, from the creators ...
pjs

PJ’s PJs – Giraffes!

Review Excerpt: Clear fictional illustrations and nice quality music help children better understand Giraffes. In the story Percival Jenkins loves bedtime and his amazing animal pajamas. ...
reptiles

Miles and Miles of Reptiles – All About Reptiles

Review Excerpt: Oceanhouse Media’s The Cat in the Hat Learning Library continues to expand, with this playful collection of facts about reptiles, including snakes, lizards, turtles, ...
fairy

Magical Fairy Friends: Dorothy the Rainbow Fairy

Review Excerpt: Dorothy the Rainbow Fairy is a 16 screen ebook that is loosely based on the science of light, with graphic elements that you can control. Each page has a rainbow colored ...
journeys

Journeys of Invention

Review Excerpt: Eighty rare and historic objects — like an Apple 1 and the Apollo 10 command module — are brought to life on your iPad’s screen, through crisp Touch ...
dinosaur

Alphabet of Dinosaurs: Smithsonian Alphabet Books

Review Excerpt: This is an official Smithsonian Institution licensed app, with dinosaurs that are listed alphabetically (from A to Z). As with other Oceanhouse Media apps, you get highlighted ...
saber

Smithsonian- Saber-Tooth Trap

Review Excerpt: Children explore the environment of the Saber-Tooth Tiger by way of clear illustrations from Soundprints and the Smithsonian Institution. In the story, the Saber-Tooth ...
body

Human Body, The

Review Excerpt: The first in a series of educational apps called The Explorer’s Library, for kids ages 4+, The Human Body ($3.99, www.tinybop.com) lets children explore the wonders ...
rocky

Get Rocky Premium

Review Excerpt: This tilt-and-slide adventure game mixes an earth science agenda with a common video game play pattern. You help Digger the mole travel to the center of the Earth by ...
stardust

You Are Stardust

Review Excerpt: Based on the book of the same name by Elin Kelsey and illustrated by Soyeon Kim, this app takes on a big topic: the universe. The illustrations are beautiful and can ...
insect2

Meet the Insects: Water & Grass Edition

Review Excerpt: This third edition of NCsoft iactionbook’s Insect Encyclopedia contains about 115 interesting insects, commonly found around ponds and long grasses. You learn a lot ...
scratch2

Scratch 2.0

Review Excerpt: There are three things to know about this update to the Scratch programming language, which uses jigsaw-puzzle like bits of code that snap together, bringing programming ...
achoo

Me and You, ACHOO!

Review Excerpt: Me and You, ACHOO! is a strange rhyming story about a young couple dealing with an end of the world scenario caused by a killer virus. The couple, depicted as two lovers ...
snowflake

Tale of a Snowflake, The

Review Excerpt: This eBook introduces children to the concept of the water cycle. In the story, a little girl captures a talking snowflake, who explains how she started as a drop of ...
quigley

Quigley the Caterpillar

Review Excerpt: In the story, Quigley the caterpillar meets a beautiful butterfly named Bertina. Now Quigley sees himself as plain and wants to fly gracefully like Bertina and will ...
sid

Sid the Science Kid – Sid’s Slide to the Side

Review Excerpt: Sid has a problem — his new sneakers have too much friction. This problem is described in two narrated stories, presented in a way that you help Sid the Science ...
ibmthink

IBM Think

Review Excerpt: This app turns your iPad into a hands-on museum designed to let you explore some big ideas — stuff like how different kinds of maps have developed, the role of ...
troop

A Troop is a Group of Monkeys

Review Excerpt: This app is designed to introduce a very specialized set of vocabulary words: plural nouns for animal groups (such as “a pride of lions” and “a parliament ...
dynastid

Dynastid Beetle

Review Excerpt: Dynastid Beetle is divided into seven sections: Body, Habitat, How They Move, Raise a Dynastid Beetle, Battle, Quiz and Video. In case you’re wondering Dynastid ...
bats

Bats! Furry Fliers of the Night

Every child wonders about bats. Here’s an excellent app for helping them to satisfy their curiosity. Created by Ellen Jacob, Bats! Furry Flyers of the Night is an interactive ...
insects

Meet the Insects: Village Edition

Review Excerpt: This second edition interactive encyclopedia contains 30 insects commonly found around urban and suburban settings. The first app covered 30  forest insects that are ...
littlebits

LittleBits

Review Excerpt: LittleBits is a system of modular electronics that snap together with magnets. Each block, or module, has a unique function. There are several types of switches, LED ...
coloruncovered

Color Uncovered

Review Excerpt: Turn your iPad into a hands-on exhibit right out of San Francisco’s Exploratorium with this collection of 16 light/color experiments. There are sixteen topics ...
redfox

Red Fox at Hickory Lane

Review Excerpt: Another in the Smithsonian series of science-related apps, this app tells the story of Mother and Father Fox as they teach their four cubs to hunt, escape danger and ...
roundspenguin

Rounds: Parker Penguin

Review Excerpt: The second in the a series of non-fiction apps that deal with life-cycles, Rounds: Parker Penguin lets children participate in a G-rated version of each stage of penguin ...
yosemite

Be There: Yosemite

Review Excerpt: Supplement your trip to Yosemite next summer, with a preview of what you might see, with your choice of ten 360 degree panoramas located in Yosemite Valley. The app ...
ranger

Ranger Rick Jr. Appventures: Lions

Review Excerpt: This collaboration of Moonbot Studios (see: Morris Lessmore) and the editors of Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine mixes real information about Lions (how they eat, sound and ...
otter

Otter on his Own

Review Excerpt: This app follows a familiar Oceanhouse Media script. Start with an original book, and let children touch the illustrations or words to hear them read out loud, and labeled. ...
zoomy

Zoomy Handheld Digital Microscope

Review Excerpt: This handheld digital microscope displays images of up to 43x magnification. Features include: designed to fit easily in a child’s hand; one-touch photo and video ...
tizzy

Tizzy Seasons

Review Excerpt: Designed to let children freely explore four seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter). In Spring, children can feed the birds in their very own birdhouse, plant ...
natgeotv

Kinect Nat Geo TV

Review Excerpt: We’ve all grown used to the notion of watching TV. Now it can watch you back, providing you have one of two Kinect titles — Kinect Sesame Street TV, or Kinect ...
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