Parents' Guide to

Smithsonian Earth

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Stunning videos spotlight Earth's animals, natural wonders.

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The gorgeous nature scenes, informative narration, and breadth of topics included in this streaming service are impressive. There's so much to see and learn about on Smithsonian Earth, from sea turtles in Mexico and wildlife in Israel to the Rocky Mountains and nomadic tribes. Whether Smithsonian Earth is worth the $3.99/month subscription price will depend on how many videos individual users watch and how much new content is added. Unfortunately, the app doesn't include any interactive elements or extension ideas that could make this video-streaming service more appealing to kids and families and an even more useful learning tool.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Subjects: Science: animals, ecosystems and the environment, Social Studies: geography, global awareness
  • Pricing structure: Free to try ($3.99/mo.)
  • Release date: December 20, 2017
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Publisher: SN Digital
  • Version: 1.2.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.3 or later; Android 4.2 and up.
  • Last updated: October 21, 2020

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