Green Planet 4 Kids

Follow the Eco Family of dinosaurs through their daily, earth-friendly lives by reading this cute and comprehensive comic-style eBook. Learn how dad, mom, and their four adorable children practice environmentally conscious habits.

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App Overview

Seven Topics in the Green Planet 4 Kids eBook:

  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Heat & Cooling
  • RRR (reduce, reuse, and recycle)
  • Yard & Garden
  • Transportation
  • Enviro Choices

Read through pages of information and comics about how to conserve in each of these areas. Keep a look out for an occasional Eco 'Click' Tip that you can tap on for more ideas!

In addition to the informational chapters, there is also a Games selection that leads you to a word search. Choose to play alone or against a challenger, although it is not clear how more than one player are meant to interact.

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Rating Details

  • Adherence to task
  • Worth the money

    Content is applicable, but with the ads you may not find this worthwhile

  • Fun factor
  • Scaffolding of learning
  • User safety

    Ads always appear across the bottom of the screen

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

For stronger readers, the more focused, or those who finish classroom activities early, give them a tablet and allow them to read assigned sections.

Divide your class into groups when studying resource and energy conservation. Assign each group one of the seven topics to thoroughly study and then prepare a presentation to give to the rest of the class.

Classroom Considerations

Because of the very limited amount of interaction this application provides, learners with short attention spans or difficulty reading are not likely to enjoy it.

Pros

  • Free application, yet chock-full of valuable information
  • Colorful and attractive graphics
Cons

  • The only interactive feature is a word search
  • A constant string of ads appears across the bottom