5 best Geography apps for primary students
Are you looking for interesting and creative ways of teaching your students geography? Look no further and try these reviewed and tested geography apps perfect for classroom of home work. Britannica Kids: Volcanoes offers a great way to deliver the topic of Volcanoes, I am learning Key Stage 2 Geography is an entertaining and engaging game based revision and assessment tool, Geo Challenge provides students with fun map and flag quizzes, GeoFlight Europe challenges you to fly an airplane as quickly as possible to the right destination on the map and Rocks HD teaches students the basic rocks, minerals and other components.
Developed for students aged 8 to 12, the app offers a great way to deliver the topic of Volcanoes to your class. 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 students 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.
I Am Learning Key Stage 2 Geography is an entertaining and engaging game based revision and assessment tool, which is proven to raise achievement according to the publisher’s website. Merging interactive games with official curriculum content – and featuring over 1100 unique questions – I Am Learning Key Stage 2 Geography allows users to access constructive revision anytime, anywhere, covering all major topic areas making revision fun. The two interactive games incorporated with football and whack a Monkey are great fun and push the learner to complete the revision sections. The app is very easy to use, well presented and geared directly at the curriculum.
The app is available on iTunes.
The Geo challenge app gives students a fun way of learning about geographical details. This interactive app provides a collection of games that provide young ones an easy way to understand about the geographical data. The user can create a user profile and take an adventure on the three game mode options. The spinning globe enables students to explore the countries and details such as flags, capitals and population. The other options are to learn about flags using the flash cards and questions and also to learn about shapes of the countries using the jigsaw mode. The app retains the users profile for scoring and is available in two languages. User instructions and settings can be modified in detail. This is a beautifully presented app with some nice flowing features.
The app is available on iOS and Android.
GeoFlight Europe is a great app to learn European geography in a fun and educational way. The aim of the app is to fly your airplane as quickly as possible to the right destination on the map. Choose between countries, capitals and cities in Europe. Radar hints are available, but will cost you valuable time. GeoFlight Europe offers a challenging learning environment which is very entertaining for students and even a challenge for parents. The game offers two exciting game play modes: 1) Practice – Practice all 50 countries, 50 capitals and 100 largest cities in Europe without any time pressure; 2) Time race – Fly within the time limit to as many destinations as you can. Earn extra time with every correct answer or loose time by using a radar hint. This beautifully presented app can really reinforce the learning of countries, capitals and map navigation for ages 8-11.
The app teaches students the basics of rocks, minerals, the rock cycle, soil, and fossils, all major components of Key Stage 2 Geology components. The formation of rocks and minerals is explored through simple text, interactive diagrams, and photos. The images are of high quality and clearly display the relevant content. At the end of each “unit,” students can take quizzes in which they earn gold coins for correct answers. Answering easier questions unlocks harder ones. Students will enjoy the interactive diagrams and photos, as well as the opportunity to win coins and unlock questions in the quizzes.
The app is available on iTunes.