Monster Physics will keep you and your kids asking to play more. This app from Dan Russell-Pinson is exciting and challenging. Meet colorful monsters by creating different machines with levers, connectors, and joints. Help the monster reach his target. How can it be done? Use a variety of shapes, joints, wheels, ropes and chains. There is a great tutorial to walk a child through how to use all of the different features. Shapes can be flipped, sized and even the colors changed. The learn section is inventive with different physics terms being defined and illustrated, such as gravity, speed, and acceleration. This is a great place to start so your child will know what parts to put together to make the monster move to the target. There are five player slots for monsters to be named, and they can be customized by color, types of eyes, body type, arms, legs, and mouth. After the tutorial, there are four levels of missions. There is also an area for children to build their own inventions. This app is suggested for ages ten to adult.
For teachers, this would be a great station or wonderful as a class lesson on a Smartboard. For parents, this would be a great time to play and solve problems together. There is even a website that offers tips help that is not associated with the developer. This app will provide hours of laughs with 50 missions and 68 different moving parts and become your child’s new favorite. For only .99 cents there is no reason not to snap this up today!
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Ann Francis is a die hard special education teacher of who believes everyone can learn. She has been using iPads in the classroom for three years and it has totally changed the way she instructs. Ann also offers professional development on collecting data with apps, training teachers on apps and using the iPad.