10,000 - 50,000 downloads
- Many and great challenges
- Pre and post challenge explanations
- It actually motivates kids to learn Physics
- Graphic environment needs a deep overhaul
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.
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. How does a microphone work? What is a Cathode Ray Tube? Can electromagnets be used to make electric bells? Can we measure the force on a current carrying wire in a magnetic field? What does a multi-tap transformer do? The Science Game lets you explore and learn all this and more 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 you on your toes. A comprehensive review at the end of the module drills in the concepts. Applications show how these concepts are used to build real-world gadgets and equipment. Time spent and concept coverage reports show progress.
The Science Game provides support for CBSE, IGCSE and NGSS syllabi for 9th and 10th grade students.
Never before has science been so accessible and so much fun.
Upgrades now possible through points. Points for games and activities. Bugfixes for Profile registration and crash.
What an idea
It's great but way too expensive to upgrade. It's a shame only the rich get to learn in the best ways.
I didn't understand what to do and i read the instructions???
I can do so much with it it is very fun