Sunday, November 27, 2011

Rock Hound

Price: $1.99
Grade Recommendation: 3rd and up
Subject: Earth Science
Specific Skill: Rocks, gems, minerals
Levels: N/A
Players: N/A
For iPad, iPod, or Both: Both

This is a must-have app for classrooms that study rocks, gems, and/or minerals. It's filled with many resources for rock hounds.

Choose from two options - a map view or a list of places organized by the state they're in. The sites list the exact location - longitude, latitude, city, and state. It also lists sample rocks, gems, and/or minerals that are found there and a short description of the site. A small picture is also present.

Rocks, minerals, and gems are listed in alphabetical order beside their picture. Clicking on one brings up more pictures and a substantial description.

Favorites: Users can save favorite sites to this tab.

General Info - Cleaning rocks, Tools for digging, Rock tumblers, and Permits and closures
Program Info - Using favorites, Adding your own sites, Adding your own rocks, Change map detail, and Toggle sounds
Submit Data - Submit your rocks and Submit your sites

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