What is it
Wonders of Plant Life is an interactive science app that aims to teach children about the biology of plants.
Through the use of colourful interactive models, the app help children gain a deeper understanding of science. It features nine parts including roots, stems, leaves,photosynthesis, cell structure and flowers.
Tested on an iPad
What our team of testers said
"I really liked looking at what happens when they grow." - Boy, aged 9
"Ooh, that's cool!" - Girl, aged 8
- Furthers children's scientific knowledge
- Teaches children about plants
- Extends children's scientific vocabulary
What our experts think
The Wonders of Plant Life is an intuitive and beautifully illustrated scientific app. We love that children aren’t pressured by right or wrong answers; they can explore all the different parts of the plants at their own pace.
Our testers particularly enjoyed the interactive animations – for example, toggling between night and day and seeing how that affected the water flowing through the stem, or tapping to release the pollen. It’s great that scientific terms and explanations are used to support children’s learning in school.
It would be even better if...
Some of our testers didn’t bother reading the text and therefore missed some of the learning opportunities! An adult might want to use the app as a discussion point around plants to increase the learning value.
- Brands: CRAYON BOX Inc.
- No 3rd party adverts
- No in-app purchasing
- No internet access required for core features
- Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
- Languages available:
- Apple version: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Requires iOS 7.0 or later
- App Types: Educational Apps
- Types of skills developed:
Speech, language and communication skills
Understanding the world