App of the Week: Meet Science: Light and Sound

By Stephen Noonoo
June 8th, 2015

Ed. note: App of the Week picks are now being curated with help from Graphite by Common Sense Media. Click here to read the full app review.

What’s It Like? Meet Science: Light and Sound teaches kids about light and sound through lessons, mini-games, and simple experiments. Cute characters appear throughout the lessons, making science more kid-friendly. There are four exploration areas: Learn, Experiment, Glossary, and Mini-Games. In Learn, kids can choose from six different lessons that cover topics with both text and voice-over speech. Each lesson page includes an animation that supports learning. A lesson ends with a brief quiz and links to experiment videos that relate to the lesson. In Experiment, kids can directly access the experiments that appear at the end of the lessons.

Price: $4.99

Grades: 3-5

Pros: A variety of teaching strategies promotes learning, reinforcement, and assessment.

Cons: Quizzes at the end of the lessons are short, and there are only three mini-games to choose from.

Bottom line: This science resource can help kids learn, explore, and safely experiment with light and sound.


About the Author:

Stephen Noonoo

Stephen Noonoo is the current editor of eSchool News. He is a former consultant for CUE, California’s ISTE affiliate, and managing editor of its quarterly publication, OnCUE. He has worked as a freelance writer, an education editor for SmartBrief newsletters, and as a staff editor for a well-known publication focusing on education technology.