Finger Physics

App review by
Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Fun, imaginative gameplay based on real science.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Kids can learn how gravity acts on objects by guiding falling eggs, stacking blocks to maximum height, or by using magnetism to stabilize buildings. Kids can learn about momentum and timing, and through trial and error will get the chance to try lots of different approaches to achieving a goal. Menu load time is slow and icons are vague, but, otherwise, a fantastic product. Kids can learn basic physics concepts through the cute graphics and engaging gameplay of Finger Physics.

Ease of Play

Use your fingers to stack, move, and remove blocks. Some levels can be quite challenging, but there's a nice slow build before you get to any puzzles that are super difficult.

Violence & Scariness

Some of the blocks explode.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that while Finger Physics doesn't aim to teach your kids about the laws of science, those laws are rather faithfully followed by the objects in the game. Blocks move and react to stimuli as they would in the real world, and as kids play with them, they can see the laws of physics in action. Finger Physics is essentially a game and science experiment rolled into one.

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Adult Written byWarri August 8, 2010

Good for 2+

This game is appropriate for everyone and it has puzzles that needs pure thinking

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What's it about?

Ten help pages explain 10 different modes of play. Stage 1 begins with egg mode (other modes are peppered throughout the stages). Kids tap on dotted white blocks to make them disappear and allow the egg to fall. Geared blocks add the element of rotation, and gravity can sometimes flow up with gravity blocks. In lunar mode, kids drag and drop shapes to build the tallest structure they can. Kids can take challenges sequentially or hop to any unlocked challenge at any time.

Is it any good?

FINGER PHYSICS is an incredibly well made game app. Whether you're holding your breath, carefully stacking different shaped blocks, or knocking obstacles out of the way to guide a big block down to the screen's bottom, you're both exercising your knowledge of the laws of physics and having a heck of a lot of fun at the same time. New puzzles and levels are available to download in the future, giving Finger Physics the chance to be a very long-lived app on your iPhone.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Discuss strategies and test them out together.

  • Model problem solving: "That didn't work; let's try something different."

  • Purchase a building kit and get down on the floor with your child to build something wonderful. Or build with items around your home.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Subjects: Science: gravity, momentum, motion, physics
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, hypothesis-testing, investigation, logic, part-whole relationships, solving puzzles, strategy
  • Price: Free-$.99
  • Pricing structure: Paid, Free
  • Release date: May 20, 2010
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Size: 20.70 MB
  • Publisher: PressOK Entertainment
  • Version: 1.6.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.0 or later; Android 2.0 and up

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