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App of the Week: Explore space with stunning visual stories

By Meris Stansbury
November 21st, 2016

Updated stories help kids stay up to speed with space exploration.

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Ed. note: App of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Click here to read the full app review.

What’s It Like? 

This resource could be a fun way to introduce a unit on space. Have students freely explore the app solo or in pairs for at least 30 minutes, and choose their favorite story. Come together as a class and ask students which story they chose and why.

Price: Free, paid

Grades: 3-12

Rating: 4/5

Pros: Tons of exciting, cutting-edge information for kids to explore, and the stories are supported with beautiful images and videos

Cons: Some of the content may be difficult for younger audiences to understand without extra support.

Bottom line: Weekly updates and striking visuals make it easy for kids to stay informed about NASA’s most recent discoveries.

About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.


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