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$1.99 at time of review

Weather Climate HD

Age Level: Ages 5-8, Ages 8-12
By Developer: Sprout Labs, LLC

This app has a lot more to it than just weather and climate. In addition, you will find a multitude of information on hurricanes and tornadoes, as well as global warming.

Though the app is made for children in grades 3-8, there is a goldmine of information. It may be that Aunt Emma's rheumatism tends to acts up when there is impending weather, but did you know that pine cones close their scales and spiders build their webs closer to the ground when rain is on the way? These are just a couple fun facts I came across.

Broken into four different learning modes, these areas are covered, like a cloud layer over the Himalayas! The methods of learning are as follows:

In the Read and Learn mode, there is simple to understand information on each of the subjects provided. One can read the text, or have it read to them. Including are amazing facts.

Touch and Learn provides high-definition photos, including a brief caption. Within the photo are "hot spots" where you can tap and read additional information.

See and Learn provides high-definition photos with captions, which balances out the information with something that you can "attach it to". This is key in learning. When reading about something if you don't have the "thing" on hand to look at, photos are the next best thing.

The Watch and Learn mode is jammed pack full of interesting informational videos. The app has a multitude of excellent videos.

Additionally there is a Quiz section where you can test your understanding. The questions increase in difficulty as you move through it. Answer the questions correctly on first try and win coins! Everybody likes a game!

I enjoyed every minute of my learning experience, and walked away with a much greater understanding of the topics provided. What almost amazes me more is the price of this app! $1.99 for something that spans grades 3-8, with an abundance of very interesting and compelling content.

This app is perfect for schools, home-school environments and just filling in the cracks and reinforcing what one has already learned.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Features

  • 5 learning modes: Read and Learn, Touch and Learn, See and Learn, Watch and Learn & Quiz and Learn
  • Concepts simply explained
  • Great balance of learning and application

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