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.
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.
- The Sun
- Thomas Edison
- The Human Eye
- Glow in the Dark
- Sunset, Sunrise, and Moonlight
Photo postcards can be created of the screen, saved, and shared at any point along the journey.
Postcards can be shared, e-mails can be sent, Tweets can be made
No sound controls
How techie do I need to be?
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.
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.
- 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