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By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Easy interactive physics tool lacks depth and focus.

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Acrobots gives kids an opportunity to experiment and observe the effects of natural phenomena on moving objects in a virtual setting. Though it's truly only for entertainment, it also uses actual physics concepts, which confuses its intent a bit. There's actually a lot of potential for kids to learn, but very little learning support is built in. It's a good conversation starter, but be prepared to do a lot of the legwork to get kids to think about what they're doing and how it relates to science.

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