Britannica Kids: Volcanoes



Videos, pictures dazzle and engage users as they learn.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

This app features a very well created user interface, allowing users to easily toggle between all the different types of content -- pictures, videos, encyclopedia articles, mini-games, etc. The interactive parts of the app, like mini-games, are also designed for a casual audience and are accessible young users.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Not applicable

The app advertises other entries in the Britannica Kids app series, which are available to purchase from the App Store. The "Shop" section is sandwiched between the games and other features on an option wheel on all of the main pages of the app.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Britannica Kids: Volcanoes is packed with all kinds of multimedia content designed to teach users about volcanoes. Standard encyclopedia articles are presented alongside pictures, videos, and mini-games that help ensure users understand the material presented. The interactive nature also makes the process of learning fun and interesting.

User reviews

Parents say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

Kids say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

What's it about?

Britannica Kids: Volcanoes contains learning material and articles from Encyclopedia Britannica about volcanoes. Players can read through all kinds of information about how volcanoes are formed and what causes them to erupt. To help make the app more of an interactive experience, players can also view numerous pictures and videos, as well as play a number of mini-games.

Is it any good?


BRITANNICA KIDS: VOLCANOES is designed for children in elementary and middle school, though the compilation of volcano pictures and videos would dazzle users of all ages. The mini-games are very rudimentary and should not be used as an incentive to buy the app, but the vast array of other content in this interactive encyclopedia is more than enough to make it a worthwhile purchase.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:October 29, 2010
Size:160.00 MB
Publisher:Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

This review of Britannica Kids: Volcanoes was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.


Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

Find out more

About our buy links

When you use our links to make a purchase, Common Sense Media earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes. As a nonprofit organization, these funds help us continue providing independent, ad-free services for educators, families, and kids while the price you pay remains the same. Thank you for your support.
Read more

See more about how we rate and review.

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

Great handpicked alternatives

For kids who love to learn

Top advice and articles

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

There aren't any reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.


Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?

Star Wars Guide