PlayScience: An Accessible Science Primer for Kids

Price: $1.99

PlayScience: iPhone Written App Review

PlayScience iPhone App Review

Reviewed by Valerie Lauer

Learning rules! At least that’s what your kids might think after taking a crack at PlayScience. This interactive educational app from APPKONG gives children an inside look at several basic science concepts. It’s the kind of edutainment app parents are going to love. Our iPhone app review of Play Science will show you how this app could be a great fit for your little learner.


PlayScience explains, illustrates and gets kids involved with the concepts of temperature, sound, gravity, inertia, light and energy. A clear-spoken narrator propels the app, walking children through illustrative science experiments.

This app makes amazing use of the iPhone’s touch screen, accelerometer and microphone. Not only will it get your child thinking, it will engage them in science in a whole new way. Need to cool off the king? The app will have your kid blow in the iPhone’ speaker, and adjust the temperature accordingly. Ever wondered how dams generate electricity? An interactive switch and electricity gauge will make it much clearer.

It’s also a great way to explain concepts like conserving electricity, how thunder and lightning interact, why the moon waxes and wanes and even global warming. We were thoroughly delighted with the PlayScience app. It will be an invaluable resource for parents, and children who learn best by illustration. Not to mention, it’s just plain fun, for kids and even adults. Science is cool, folks. It’s always nice to be reminded just how cool it actually is.

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PlayScience iPhone App Review


A kid-friendly user interface is key to PlayScience’s success. Careful audible and on-screen instructions will help your little one make the most of the app’s interactive experiments, while encouraging and engaging their natural curiosity.

Bright colors, fun scenes and tons of visual engagement keep PlayScience from being just another boring science app. It’s also worth mentioning that there are no advertisements in this application. It doesn’t link to any outside content, and there are zero hidden PR pitches, even for other apps from the developer. PlayScience is one of the most kid-friendly apps we’ve ever had the pleasure of reviewing, and it teaches important science concepts. What’s not to love?

Overall Value:

High quality education that’s actually fun? Sign us up. PlayScience is an extremely well made application full of smart gameplay and delightful interactive features. The regular price for PlayScience is $2.99, but during a special launch event the app is available for $1.99. We suggest adding PlayScience to your iPhone’s kid-friendly app section as soon as possible. You’re going to love this app.

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PlayScience iPhone app requires iOS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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One Response to “PlayScience: An Accessible Science Primer for Kids”

  1. ted says:

    I recommend this Timeline Eons app, a graphic representation of the entire natural and human history:

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