Science Game

Science Game

5,000 - 10,000 downloads

Pros
  • Many and great challenges
  • Pre and post challenge explanations
  • It actually motivates kids to learn Physics
Cons
  • Graphic environment needs a deep overhaul
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Expert's Review
6.3
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"Physics class, today in the lab"

Reviewed by / Aug 28, 2013

Interactive slides about Physics

Edu-apps are at its peak, and we're more than glad to review them, mainly because they're more creative every time. This is the case of Science Engine, which without being a game at all, it's a collection of interactive slides. The kid has to solve every experiment, and they will previously receive enough info to do so; but also a little explanation of how that worked right after. Link to sites on the Internet are also available about related topics, most likely electromagnetism.

It's a great idea, as kids recreate the experiments by on-screen gestures. However, user interface and graphics overall must be improved, because they have an unkempt appearance and are unappealing (as if they were drawn in Paint), and text size are too little to be comfortably read. Anyway, every time a challenge is solved, the kid gets an award, either in coins or pearls of wisdom.

If you can pass by the graphics and interface and stick to the context, it's a great app your smart offspring will love, and we would like to encourage its developer to create new challenges on other topics, not only related to physics, but also to chemistry and life sciences.

Tags: science education apps, scienceengineforkidscom.

Developer's original description available here
The Science Game heralds a revolution in learning. It is a fun app to learn school science through games on a touchscreen device. The first module is Electromagnetism where over 200 concepts in magnets, coils, dynamos and motors are covered through 8 levels. Physics comes alive as you play games and do your own experiments to understand Faraday's laws and Fleming's rules. The white-box experiments go way beyond laboratory experiments. You can see the molecules, the electric current and the fields and form a clear picture in your head of how these things work.

Requirements: 256MB memory, at least 600x480 screen

In contrast to Books and videos which try to TEACH, this app encourages you to LEARN. Learning Science is like learning to play a musical instrument - it can be learnt only by doing, trying and making mistakes.
As Confucius said -
I hear, I forget;
I see, I remember;
I DO, I Understand
The Science Game is built on top of a powerful science engine. It lets you explore and learn through interactive games based on science. The Science Game makes it possible to learn by doing.

Kids find this way of education much better than the conventional school systems. This app gives you the opportunity to explore science concepts by doing various experiments as part of games. This way the basic concepts are understood better. As you play the games, helpful hints and guides explain the phenomena. The revision mode provide in-depth exploration of concepts. The quiz questions at the end act as a tutorial. Challenges, which are like mini-games, review the science and keep them on their toes. A comprehensive review at the end of the module drills in the concepts.

Never before has Science been so accessible and so much fun.

Recently changed in this version

2.3 Graphs and formulae added
2.2.1 Bugfix for Daily Challenge not refreshing.
2.2 Daily Science challenge, Registration and reports for educational institutions
2.1 Previews for all levels and optional speech, stabilization fixes
2.0 GUI revamp
1.0.5 On-demand revision of topics.
1.0.1 Hints added to raise ideas and doubts.
1.0 Basic Release


Comments and ratings for Science Game
  • (62)

    by David Thomson on 18/03/2014

    Nice idea but the controls are a bit tricky for some sections. It doesn't cover that many areas either.

  • (62)

    by santo otnas on 31/01/2014

    From my knolage ..

  • (62)

    by Drew Osborne on 17/01/2014

    You have to pay to play properly

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    by Dom Carter on 15/01/2014

    Helped me lots

  • (62)

    by Rahul Kumar on 24/09/2013

    Well done guys keep it up

  • (62)

    by Naga Rajan on 30/08/2013

    This app teach me that all the things of magnetic fields.. Thanx

  • (62)

    by Amit kumar on 23/08/2013

    fake app