Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Britannica Kids: Solar System

Price: $4.99
Grade Recommendation: 3rd and up
Subject: Science
Specific Skill: Solar System
Levels: N/A
Players: N/A
For iPad, iPod, or Both: Both

Encyclopedia Britannica has published several amazing research apps for students. The only one I have right now is the one for the Solar System because it's in the science standards for students I teach. The app provides an abundance of interesting information on the subject.

The sections are:
- Makeup of the Solar System
- The Sun
- The Planets
- The Moon
- Asteroids and Comets
- Formation of the Solar System
- Studying the Solar System
- Gravity and Space
- Exploring the Solar System

The app is more than just an electronic version of an encyclopedia, though! Several games - like Magic Square, Jigsaw Puzzles, and Memory Match - are included. The app also includes many pictures and even a few short video segments. Students can also take a solar system quiz.

If your science standards include the Solar System, I strongly suggest purchasing this app!

Other series included in the Britannica Kids collection:
- Snakes
- Dinosaurs
- Rainforests
- Volcanoes
- Ancient Egypt
- Ancient Rome

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