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X is for X-Ray (iPad)

By Liz Panarelli, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Curiosity-boosting peek inside everyday objects.

App iPad Paid Education
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The x-ray images on X is for X-Ray show density, not the inner workings of objects as you'd see in a book such as David Macaulay's How Things Work. Still, it's a beautiful and engaging app. The text encourages scientific curiosity, particularly by recommending such activities as cooking almond biscotti or using onion juice to write in invisible ink. Sound effects and poems enrich the app for younger kids, and everyone will love the treat at the end: unzipping the zipper to get a peek at an x-ray of an iPad!

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : vocabulary, Science : engineering, physics, substance properties, Arts : photography
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : investigation
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: October 2, 2012
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Touch Press
  • Version: 1.0.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.0 or later
  • Last updated: February 6, 2020

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