A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn about solids, liquids, gases and experiment to see how temperature changes impact different types of matter. They will see molecules behave depending on the state of matter and how they move at different temperatures. Content-specific vocabulary adds to the educational experience for kids who can read or are enjoying the app with a reading buddy.
Ease of Play
No verbal, written, or visual instructions. App is designed to promote open-ended play. Kids can tap and swipe to explore features and decide how they want to play. Time spent exploring leads to better understanding of how to take full advantage of the app.
Products & Purchases
A link on the launch page takes kids to a collection of apps by the developer. These apps can be downloaded directly.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
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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