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ARcheology - Dig Up History

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Cool idea and imagery but info doesn't dig deep.

App iPhone , iPad Paid Education
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Virtually digging up dinosaur bones is a cool premise for an app, but the experience lacks depth. ARcheology - Dig Up History truly is a neat idea. What kid wouldn't want to dig in their backyard and discover a dinosaur bone? It's too bad the digging portion of the app isn't more realistic. There are no tiny picks or soft brushes to do fine detail work, just a lot of tapping on the screen. The effect of removing the dirt is realistic, though, and it's fun to see what bones will emerge. Still, that's unlikely to hold kids' interest for very long. With just five dinosaurs and not much else to do, it's likely that kids will be left wanting a bit more from the experience.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPad
  • Subjects: Science : animals, life cycle
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: December 19, 2018
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: Dinosaurs
  • Publisher: Le-Roy Karunaratne
  • Version: 1.02
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 11.3 or later
  • Last updated: August 9, 2021

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