Since I posted best science apps for kids, I received several recommendations on Bobo Explores Lights, an app teaching kids science of light. I contacted Game Collage, who designed the app, for a review copy. I am so grateful they sent me one and I am very impressed with the app – the art, the interface, the content, the animation, the flow of the content, … everything!
Designed for children ages 4-12, Bobo Explores Light covers 21 light-related topics, like lasers, reflection, refraction, photosynthesis, bioluminescence, aurora borealis and the human eye. On each topic, kids follow the little robot, Bobo, and learn everything about light via hands-on activities. These activities make the abstract science concepts intuitive and concrete. The additional videos, articles, and trivia facts enrich the content and make kids want to come back for more.
The part that most kids will enjoy the most probably will be the interactive activities. They really help to build a deeper understanding of the concepts. For the section of reflection and refraction, kids can play around with mirrors and lasers, bouncing the beam all over the place. They can also get Bobo dancing to a disco tune while watching laser beams jumping around from a mirror ball.
There are some paragraphs are not read out aloud by the app, so younger kids who are not reading fluently may need some help. The vocabulary is at elementary school level, so most kids should have no problem understanding the content.
• Over 100 pages of exciting, interactive content
• 21 in-depth topics such as lasers, lightning, and bioluminescence
• Friendly robot companion Bobo
• Interactive 3D holograms
• Hands-on experiments and fully-functional gadgets
• Dozens of supplementary videos, articles, animations and trivia
Bobo Explores Light is available for iPAD. It is $4.99 on App Store. As it is said on App Store: “The app’s stunning imagery, meticulous attention to detail, depth of content, and friendly humor will keep curious children and adults entertained, engaged, and inspired for days!” I highly recommend it.
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For more science apps for kids, visit Best Science Apps for Preschool Age Kids, Best Natural Science Apps for School Kids, and Best Science Apps for Middle School Kids.