Friday, May 27, 2011
Stack the States
Price: $.99 (free Lite version)
Grade Recommendation: 2nd and up
Subject: Social Studies
Specific Skill: Geography - United States
Players: 1 - 6
For iPad, iPod, or Both: Both
This is one of those apps that perfectly combines learning and fun!
After correctly answering questions about states in our country, an outline of a shape is dropped. Students have to manipulate the shape as it drops, causing them to stack and eventually crossing a checkered line.
The educational value of this app is impressive. It's a 'Must Have' for those of you who must cover basic information about the states such as names, nicknames, shapes, abbreviations, and capitals. But as a bonus, students also learn a little about physics as they carefully choose how to stack the states.
The animation and background pictures are stunning too!