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By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Geologists go social in high-level interactive reference.

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A combination of crowd-sourced and academic data provides a rich treasure trove for kids interested in and knowledgeable about geology. Rockd does a great job of harnessing much of what modern technology can offer. There are databases of sophisticated satellite images, current and historical geological maps, and fossil and mineral records. A compass function allows kids to act as researchers and use their device to record coordinates and scientific measurements "in the field." And the social media platform is a space for sharing what you've found with others, discovering new places, and contributing to an ever-growing database of geological data. However, Rockd isn't a toy. For kids to use all these features and understand what they all mean, they'll need a significant amount of knowledge and familiarity with, as well as interest in, geology and geological terminology. If your kid fits the bill, they will likely find Rockd an amazing tool that allows them to join a community of professional scientists and high-level amateurs.

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