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Space Chef

  • iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 7+

About Space Chef

The purpose of this app is to match pictures as fast as possible. The app provides a 'recipe' with images of different foods that are ingredients in the recipe. The user is tasked with finding the same images from a 'conveyor belt' of moving items. If the user matches incorrectly, the game is over. The content covered in this app- recipes and healthy food- includes science topics. However, the skill asked of the user is a math skill of matching.

App Details


iPad, iPhone





Life Skills


In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No


The Lawrence Hall of Science

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Have you tried Hawaiian Turkey Sliders? Quesadilla Con Huevos? How about a Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake? Space Chef has and he wants you to try them too! Space Chef, developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley, is a fast-paced action game designed to provide the starting point needed to build healthy meals using simple, readily-available, and nutritious ingredients. Space Chef requires quick thinking and even quicker fingers as you race against the clock to sort through an array of ingredients and construct healthy recipes. Along the way, you’ll unlock food factoids, discover new Space Chef robots, and have access to over 60 healthy recipes. Start your intergalactic grocery list today...those Sweet Potato Blueberry Squares won’t make themselves!

All recipes used in Space Chef were modeled from the healthy recipe collection at the “What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl” website. To help kids learn more about health and the human body, try out the other apps from the Lawrence Hall of Science funded by the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award program.

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