"WE WELCOME HUE" begins this unbelievably cool, free app from San Francisco's Exploratorium. This exceptional educational app has everything a young scientist could want in an app ... tons of cool facts, stunning visuals and interactive features that let you experiment with your own eyes.
While not narrated or involving any sound or animation, this non-fiction app is a great addition to any digital library for children ages 8 and up. Adults will even find this app full of new insights and information about the science of color. The app is also solidly made with simple page turn by swiping and nice navigation with a page guide at the bottom of every screen.
Find out why Monet was like a honeybee (hint: he could see ultraviolet light), why red dye might be more exotic than you thought and why farmed Salmon are grey. Overall, this is a 'must-download' app packed with amazing facts in an attractive digital package. Highly Recommended!
All reviews are of the app, not the platform/device. Based originally on iPad versions. Minor technical details may vary.
20 - 30 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: No
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: No
Age: 8 - 12 +
Interactive - See the Blue Square? It's Not There
Article - How Is Monet Like a Honeybee
Interactive - Fade to Green
Article - Color to Dye For
Article - Can You Find the Blue in This Painting?
Video - Shades of Meaning
Article - Will the Real White Light Please ...
Article - Can You Find the Pink Car?
Interactive - See Spots Run
Article - Salmon is Gray/Oranges Are Green
Interactive - Shake My Colors
Interactive - When is Yellow Yellower Than Yellow?
Article - Don't Let the Dog Drive
Interactive - Colors Add Up
Article - This Butterfly Isn't Blue
Interactive - Colorize This Photo with Your Eyes
Interactive - Missing: 999,997 Colors
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