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Meet the Insects: Forest Edition

By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Inspire backyard explorers with bug-tacular resource.

App iPad Paid Education
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MEET THE INSECTS: FOREST EDITION is filled with fascinating facts, gorgeous graphics, and interesting media resources. Kids will be inspired to learn as they interact and bring insects to life at the tap of a finger. One of the best features is the virtual magnifying glass that zooms in on realistic photographs of insects. There's a lot of ground to cover, but the information is kid-friendly and well organized. It would be great to see some additional insects in future updates to give the app more longevity. A pause and rewind feature in the Insect Story section also could be helpful for kids who want to review the material and/or take notes, and providing videos for each insect would provide consistency for kids who will want to see the same features for each bug. Aside from these small shortcomings, the app provides every possible angle to get kids interested in insects.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Science: animals, biology
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, collecting data, Self-Direction: academic development
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: August 26, 2014
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: Bugs
  • Publisher: NCSOFT
  • Version: 2.3.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.1.1 or later
  • Last updated: July 29, 2016

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