A new app is out that aims to teach kids physics in an entertaining way, and by the looks of it, it should do just that. The application is named “Stephen Hawking’s Snapshot of the Universe” and is iPad only. Coming in at $4.99, it isn’t that bad of a deal for something that looks to make physics something fun for kids. Here are a few excerpts from the description found on the iTunes Store page:
From one of the world’s greatest thinkers you’ll learn why:
- Planets stay in orbit around stars
- Black holes may not actually be black
- Time is not the same for everyone
- Objects fall at different speeds
- Stars are not always where we perceive them to be
- Motion and location depend on an outside observer
- Gravity and acceleration have more in common than you think
- Our understanding of the universe has evolved over time.
You can play and learn at the same time in each of the eight experiments included in Snapshots of the Universe:
- Spin planets in orbit with your own solar system
- Drop objects with Galileo to learn about gravity
- Let Einstein feel some G-force in outer space
- Search for black holes in the constellation of Leo
- Discover Einstein’s warped worldview
- Plus more…
If you are looking to get your kids interested in learning, this wouldn’t be a bad way to start off. As you can see from the excerpts, it teaches a wide variety of physics fundamentals, including why planets stay in orbit and the different aspects of gravitational pull. Being someone that has always been interested in sciences, I am going to try and get my 9 year old brother to try this out and see what he thinks of the game. Even if you are just looking for a game, this could be something of interest to you. If you are interested in this, you can check it out here: Stephen Hawking’s Snapshots of the Universe.
What do you think? Are you going to give this a spin? Glad to see an app that is aimed at kids learning? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.