Bobo Explores Light

Illuminate your class with this fabulously interactive app about light! Brilliant animation follows a beaming little robot as he teaches youngsters about every glowing object and concept under the sun.

3rd - 6th Science 79 Views 52 Downloads
CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
App Overview

Bobo Explores light is an interactive book with a table of contents to scroll through. Alternatively, physical science students can simply read and play page-by-page. For each topic there is a set of pull-downs with additional information which may include short, narrated videos.

Topics Include:

  • The Sun
  • Lightning
  • Fire  
  • Thomas Edison    
  • Lasers
  • Reflection
  • Refraction
  • Telescopes  
  • Color
  • The Human Eye
  • Glow in the Dark
  • Bioluminescence    
  • Photosynthesis            
  • Sunset, Sunrise, and Moonlight
  • Auroras

Photo postcards can be created of the screen, saved, and shared at any point along the journey.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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Rating Details

  • Adherence to task
  • Worth the money
  • Fun factor
  • Scaffolding of learning
  • User safety

    Postcards can be shared, e-mails can be sent, Tweets can be made

  • Control and feedback

    No sound controls

  • How techie do I need to be?
    Novice
Instructional Ideas

If you connect your tablet to your projector, you can use this app as a memorable visual aid for every lesson in your light unit! Later on, because children will certainly want a chance to interact with Bobo, have the app available at a center during a rotating lab session.

Classroom Considerations

Be aware that the app allows e-mail and tweets. Make sure to turn the option off in your settings before allowing learners to handle Bobo Explores Light.

There does not seem to be any option for turning off the sound, so if a group is using the app at a station and sound could be distracting to other groups, you will need to mute the tablet.

Pros

  • Comprehensive coverage of light-related concepts
  • Gleaming graphics provide a dazzling appearance
  • Plenty of interactives, including playing with mirrors to see where light is reflected
  • A tremendous support to Next Generation Science Standards for fourth grade physical science
Cons

  • None
Common Core