Parents' Guide to

Cosmos Creator AR

By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

AR tool cool but confusing; watch for safety.

App iPhone , iPad Free to try Education
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Augmented reality (AR) apps are a neat concept and can be a fun way to engage kids with educational technology, but there are some confusing elements in this tool. Creating a solar system in Cosmos Creator AR can be a confusing process, especially if the Physics option is turned on. Kids will need a lot of practice to figure out why the objects appear to fly off into space or simply dissolve, especially when they use the sun as part of the scene. In a static solar system, there are opportunities to learn details about space objects, but the pop-ups are extremely text heavy. For some space enthusiasts, the exploration and still-somewhat-unique use of augmented reality might be enough to make this a cool learning experience, but for others it might be a bit confusing and out of context.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPad
  • Subjects: Science : astronomy, gravity
  • Skills: Creativity : imagination, making new creations, Tech Skills : using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Free to try ($2.99 for Pro version and access to all features)
  • Release date: October 20, 2017
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Mihai Ghiserel
  • Version: 1.1.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 11.0 or later
  • Last updated: October 25, 2017

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