The more you code, the more you unlock points and tools. And a new feature, in-game leaderboards, can rank students against their friends, adding a dose of some friendly competition.
An easy engineering app for younger children, Build a Ship allows students to choose to work with character Kate or Harry, and tap parts to build a ship – there are over 3000 design combinations to choose from, and all are attainable in five steps.
Upon completion of a ship, the game also features a short video in which kids can watch Kate or Harry drive the ship while a virtual audience applauds, adding some positive reinforcement.
This app builds on a simple premise – passing a ball from one cat to another – by complicating it with moving obstacles like trap doors and flip boards. Students must navigate a tricky environment to complete each challenge, in order to unlock achievements and win stars as part of a ranking system.
The app also offers 100 thought-provoking puzzles to keep kids entertained. It has received praise for its quality graphics and physics content.
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