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App of the Week: Delve deeper into astronomy

By Laura Devaney
June 9th, 2014

This app helps educators and students boost astronomy learning with games and eBooks designed to engage and fascinate.

app-astronomyName: Kiwaka game and Kiwaka eBook

What is it? The Kiwaka game and Kiwaka Story eBook display over 120 revolutionary space images from the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and other leading scientific organizations to delve deeper into astronomy.

Best for: Ages 6-11

Price: $2.99 per app

Requirements: iOS 6.0 or later

Features: According to an ancient legend, “Fireflies carry the light from the stars.” In the learning adventure game, the player’s mission is to catch fireflies and as the game progresses the user will light up the stars in the night sky to reveal the worl d’s wo ndrous constellations. A visually striking star map is provided through out the game showing what constellations have been restored, along with their hidden mysteries and ancient myths.

Link: Kiwaka game and Kiwaka eBook

 

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura