Saturday, October 8, 2011
Pocket Zoo HD
Grade Recommendation: PreK - 5th
Specific Skill: Animals
For iPad, iPod, or Both: iPad
This is one of my new favorite apps! Over 50 animals are featured. After clicking on one, students can read a 'Fun Fact' and a short description. They can also hear the sound the animal makes and learn its scientific name, location, diet, size, lifespan, and survival status. Short videos and even links to live web cams are also available for most of the animals.
Featured animals - African elephant, alligator, baboon, beaver, camel, cheetah, chimpanzee, dolphin, emu, gibbon, giraffe, golden eagle, gorilla, grey wolf, grizzly bear, hippopotamus, hyena, impala, Indian elephant, jaguar, killer whale, koala, leafy sea dragon, lemur, leopard, lion, lynx, manatee, meerkat, moose, orangutan, ostrich, panda, penguin, platypus, polar bear, Przewalski's horse, puma, red panda, rhino, seal, shark, snow leopard, tapir, Tasmanian devil, tiger, wallaby, walrus, warthog, white rhino, and zebra
The variety of animals, combined with the embedded video clips and links to live web cams make this app a must-have for use with elementary students.