Play & Learn Science
This bilingual (English/Spanish) app is designed as an on-the-go tool for families and their kids ages 3 – 5 to explore science concepts together as they go about their everyday lives. The games and activities in the app serve as catalysts for real world exploration – exploring physical science by examining shadows at various times of day and rolling objects down home-made ramps, learning about earth science by exploring weather patterns and measuring temperatures, and observing how people and animals adapt to to their environment—life science. Notes to families provide ideas for how they can engage with their kids to help them build science inquiry skills, to encourage them to explore, investigate, ask questions, make observations and predictions-- just like scientists do.
Play with shadows, control the weather, roll and slide objects down a ramp, choose the best materials for an umbrella – all while building science inquiry skills and learning core science concepts.
The games in the app encourage kids to see the science in their world. They are intentionally designed to serve as catalysts for real-world exploration by modeling real-world locations and experiences. The related hands-on activities and parent notes prompt families to “try it” at home and provide tips for engaging in conversations.