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
Levels: 1
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!

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