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States of Matter by Tinybop

By Ana Beltran, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Explore the states of matter to solidify science knowledge.

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Little scientists will be captivated by the colorful display that illustrates concepts in an engaging way and gets kids excited to explore states of matter even further. States of Matter by Tinybop serves as a platform for investigation and real-life observation and experiments. Watching how different objects react to temperature changes and watching how molecules move differently depending on state of matter will spark conversation, get kids asking questions, and motivate them to make real-world connections. The open play design promotes curiosity and allows kids to explore freely, without limitations. Although this design aims to empower kids to take the lead and decide how they want to engage with the app, the lack of direction may be confusing or frustrating for those who prefer a bit more structure. Young readers or kids playing alongside a grown-up will be able to take advantage of the labels to learn content-specific vocabulary. Since States of Matter by Tinybop doesn't have a verbal explanation of what is happening on-screen and relies heavily on observation to draw conclusions about states of matter, enjoying the app as a family will increase its educational value, giving kids an opportunity to ask questions or simply share their new understanding.

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