WATER CYCLE HD
CONCEPT: An interactive, multimedia textbook for understanding the water cycle.
DELIVERY: A common topic for schools gets a multimedia update courtesy of this great little app from Sprout Labs. The subject is presented through a range of media including detailed text, which can be narrated to younger students, banks of stunning HD images and even video clips.
The cycle is broken down into the separate steps which can be accessed by clicking on the labels found on the diagram on the app's splash page. The information for each section is very detailed and explains each process of the water cycle clearly. As noyed above, this text can also be read to you if you prefer. There's also a set of fun "did you know?" facts in each section.
Quizzes can be accessed within each separate section as well as a broader quiz from the main page itself.
LIMITATIONS: Perhaps we've been a little spoiled by the sheer might of the Kids Discover ebook apps but I couldn't help but miss the interactive elements that those apps always incorporate. The main diagram on the frontpage is just begging to be animated!
CONCLUSION: Packed full of content and engaging quizzes. This is a great way to deliver content for 21st century learners. 4/5
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