EduApp: Space, by Tinybop

Tinybop, Inc., makers of award-winning educational apps loved by millions of kids around the world, launched Space on the App Store.

tinybop_space_icon_152x152Space puts our awe-inspiring solar system in kids’ hands. Kids explore an interactive model to learn about each planet, its moons, and the sun. Just like astronomers, kids conduct scientific tests with their own set of tools. Kids observe and learn by comparing and contrasting planets’ sizes, surfaces, orbits, and other features. Kids also get to hurl meteorites and send snowmen into space to make discoveries about the atmosphere and temperature of each planet.

Space is No. 8 in Tinybop’s Explorer’s Library, a series of STEM sandbox apps for kids, designed to inspire curiosity and foster lifelong learning about the world around them. Space and other Explorer’s Library apps teach subject fundamentals by encouraging a child’s natural tendency to learn by observing, questioning, and experimenting. While Space lets kids boldly go where no kid has gone before, Tinybop’s Explorer’s Library lets them continue their mission, seeking new discoveries in a broad range of topics: anatomy in The Human Body, botany in Plants, geography in Homes, physics in Simple Machines, geology in The Earth, meteorology in Weather, and engineering in Skyscrapers.

To support kids’ learning, parents and teachers can download The Space Handbook, a free, expert-reviewed companion to the app. The Space Handbook includes background information, discussion questions, and technology tips. It’s available in the app’s dashboard for parents and at in 28 languages.

Other apps in the Explorer’s Library include Simple Machines, an App Store Best of 2015, kids explore the playful side of physics; The Human Body, kids see what we’re made of and how we work; Homes, a visit through unique households around the world; and The Earth, an interactive model of our planet and the forces that shape it.

The app was priced at £2.29 at the time of publication:


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