Parents' Guide to

Rough Science

By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Tool has potential but lacks interactivity and depth.

App iPad Paid Education
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Rough Science has potential, and kids will enjoy watching the videos. The content is presented in an engaging and age-appropriate way, and the narrator's humor makes science seem less intimidating for kids who struggle. Unfortunately, there isn't much substance to the follow-up activities, and kids don't get to interact much with the app. Parents who are looking for a strong connection to learning likely will be disappointed.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Science : biology, geology, substance properties
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : memorization, Creativity : making new creations
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: June 2, 2013
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Deeper Richer
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.0 or later
  • Last updated: August 17, 2016

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