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Britannica Kids: Volcanoes

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Developed for students aged 8 to 12, the app offers a great way to deliver the topic of Volcanoes to your class. The app is full of great content that is easily accessible by a simple menu.
 
The photographs, timelines, interactive maps, games, quizzes and video content can truly inspire students about this topic.
 
The Jigsaw Puzzles, created from amazing graphics of volcanoes, prompt users to break apart the puzzle and have some fun by shaking the device and then sliding the pieces back into place.
 
Students can scramble images of volcanoes in The Magic Square game by shaking their device. The challenge is re-arranging the squares to unscramble the image.
 
Finally, there is an activity called “Brush Off”. This ties in with Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius. You must use your finger on the screen to “brush off” volcanic smoke. Once you have cleared the screen a photograph of a ruin from Pompeii is revealed. Now you’ve got to figure out the name of the artifact. I learned quite a bit from this activity.
 
This is a beautiful app full of content and interactive features. Well done Britannica!

From the Developer

Volcanoes are an awesome display of the Earth’s power. Explore them interactively with this new app and learn about the world’s major volcanoes and their eruptions, lava, plate tectonics, and much more. Learn and play at the same time through a variety of games like Memory Match, Jigsaw Puzzles, and the Magic Square among others. Learning has never been more fun with this interactive and educational app that is based on school curriculum.

Learning about Volcanoes has never been more fun with this quick, interactive and educational app based on the school curriculum. And as it’s from Britannica you can be sure it’s appropriate and safe for the whole family. Ideal for homework help, the app features:

Exclusive Encyclopædia Britannica curriculum-based written specifically for ages 8-12. Coverage of the topic includes:

The Erupting Earth
Lava and Magma
Types of Volcano
Birth of an Island
Plate Tectonics
Eruptions
Decade Volcanoes (featuring 16 of the world’s deadliest volcanoes)

Then the fun starts:

  • Interactive Map – With this amazing tool you can locate where you are anywhere in the world and see how near you are to the most powerful volcanoes. Want to see your favourite volcano? It’s easy with our map tool, use the zoom feature to see right into the craters.
  • Jigsaw Puzzles, created from amazing graphics of volcanoes. Break apart the puzzle and have some fun by shaking your device and then sliding the pieces back into place to complete the puzzle - it’s not as easy as it looks!
  • Scramble images of volcanoes in The Magic Square game by shaking your device. Challenge yourself by re-arranging the squares to unscramble the image.
  • Brush off - brush off the lava, soot and dust from the eruption of Vesuvius to reveal an object in the city of Pompeii and then try to guess what it is – how many can you answer correctly?
  • Test your knowledge on volcanoes with the Quiz feature - how much have you learned? But hurry: you must answer quickly as the quiz is timed!
  • Test your memory with the popular Memory Match game and match up the pairs!

Why not discover more about volcanoes and link to Britannica’s online services – Britannica Online for Kids or Britannica Online - to continue your discoveries.

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Key Features

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - Yes - 1st Party

Curriculum Aligned

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