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Color Uncovered

May 20, 2012

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

Not every trip to the Exploratorium can be in person!

"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.


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Color Uncovered

May 20, 2012

By: Carisa Kluver

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Length (time):
20 - 30 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 8 - 12 +

English •

Length (pages):
20 Pages


Story Synopsis - Color Uncovered


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

About Us - The Exploratorium


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Orientation: Portrait

Format: iPad


Table of Contents, Page Guide, Links to: AppStore, Facebook, Twitter, Email

App Release Date:


Size: 61.57 MB

Version: 2.0

Lite Version Available: No



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