The latest children’s app from popular developer Tinybop has just hit the App Store. And as suggested by its name, Simple Machines will let kids explore the fun and playful side of physics.
Kids can explore six different machines – levers, pulleys, inclined planes, wedges, wheels/axels, and screws. They can also experiment with a number of real-world physics principles like force, motion, actions, and reactions.
To aid with the learning process, parents or teachers can even download a free handbook with a number of activities that tie-in with the app. It’s available in five different languages.
A universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini, Simple Machines by Tinybop can be downloaded now on the App Store for $2.99.
And if you’re interested, the app is included in part of the Tinybop Explorers 1-4 app bundle that can be downloaded for $9.99. Along with Simple Machines, you’ll also receive three other great titles from the developer – The Human Body, Plants, and Homes.
My kids have enjoyed previous titles from Tinybop, and Simple Machines looks like another great addition to the lineup. It’s well designed and a great way to help kids understand physics and the world around them.
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