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Meet Science: Light and Sound

By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Brighten minds with mini-games and DIY experiments.

App iPad Paid Education
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MEET SCIENCE: LIGHT AND SOUND utilizes a variety of strategies for teaching and engaging kids. The lessons are filled with appropriate content and supporting graphics. It's helpful that each lesson is followed by a quiz to assess learning, but there are only three quiz questions. Kids do get immediate feedback, so they can learn and try again as needed. The experiments are fairly simple and include a summary page, a materials list, and an opportunity to make predictions about the experiments. Some of the experiments could use more details and guidance with the actual set-ups. The mini-games target concepts from the lessons, giving kids an opportunity to apply what they learned. Considering the price of the app, it would be nice to see a few more mini-games offered in a future free upgrade.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Science : physics
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : applying information, hypothesis-testing, investigation
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: February 24, 2015
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: NCSOFT
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later
  • Last updated: July 28, 2016

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