Science experiments without the mess! Piiig Labs iPad app review and giveaway.

Piiig Labs is a new science game app for kids aged 3-7. Piiig Labs lets kids explore science through traditional experiments made digital. Kids can build and interact with a basic lightbulb circuit, a baking soda and vinegar volcano, a radio, etc. all without the mess (and danger!) at home. This is a great game for Henry to get out all of his messy desires while keeping the house clean – pure brilliance since our house is on the market!

This game reminds me of a couple of others that I really like. While those deal with letter and word recognition, I really appreciate how this game starts to introduce science. The premise is to drag all the necessary pieces to their place in order to make the experiment run correctly. They run in an order from easy to more difficult. As Henry finished the easier ones, the more difficult experiments were unlocked.

 

Henry loves the rainbow volcano experiment. It not only taught him how vinegar and baking soda react, but also how to mix his colors! © 2013 Two Moms and a Kid
Henry loves the rainbow volcano experiment. It not only taught him how vinegar and baking soda react, but also how to mix his colors!

 

While there are only about 10 experiments at this point, you can see how Piiig Labs will be able to easily add more and more experiments. I’m sure that’s their intention.

The initial experiment is making a lightbulb work. It requires wires, a power box, a battery and a lightbulb. For Henry it introduced him to parts he hadn’t played with before. He picked up their names and purposes quickly. He’s a builder, so this game was right up his alley!

Henry’s favorite is the volcano experiment. There are two volcano experiments, the one with all the color matching is his favorite. It’s quickly taught him so many new ideas. He’s learned that vinegar and baking soda make some great bubbles, along with how to mix red, yellow, and blue into different colors. He’s been fascinated by it for a couple of weeks now. That says a lot. If he isn’t interested apps get no attention from him.

 

Volcano experiment step 1
Volcano experiment step 1 – As he touches and drags each piece its name is announced.

 

Volcano experiment step 2 with all the different ingredients to choose from.
Volcano experiment step 2 – now that the volcano is built all the ingredients are laid out for him to choose from.

 

Volcano experiment step 3 -adding the different ingredients to make the final product.
Volcano experiment step 3 – adding the different ingredients to make the final product.

 

Henry has really enjoyed this app. I look forward to see their next additions. I think it’s super cool to be able to start talking about all these types of ideas without having to make a huge mess initially. I hear a lot of “I did it!” when he plays, which any Mom, especially us Montessori Moms, LOVE to hear.

Now don’t think that Piiig Labs is trying to take away the fun of real experimentation. This app is an awesome introduction, but the real thing is a great follow up. Right now if you go to their website and sign-up for their mailing list they send you a very informative printable guide to do-it-yourself science experiments. Free! This isn’t only a great freebie, but also shows that Piiig Labs intentions are to truly help your child learn.

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