Parents' Guide to

Circuit Jam

By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Lab simulation challenges with puzzles, allows invention.

App Android Paid, Free Education
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Is It Any Good?

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Although instructional content is lacking, this is an excellent way for kids to safely experiment with circuits while they engage with challenging puzzles. The game doesn't include background information, so kids should have a basic understanding of circuits and related concepts such as voltage, current, resistance, and Ohm's law. The visual virtual setting and visual feedback are great tools for teaching kids how to test, redesign, and retest their ideas. Some detailed hints and instructional support could give the game's learning value a boost.

App Details

  • Device: Android
  • Subjects: Science : engineering, electricity, energy
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : investigation, problem solving, solving puzzles, thinking critically
  • Pricing structure: Paid, Free (Free for first set of puzzles; $2.99 in-app purchase to unlock all puzzles)
  • Release date: July 10, 2015
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: MuseMaze
  • Version: 1.01
  • Minimum software requirements: Android 2.2 and up
  • Last updated: July 27, 2016

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