Toca Lab | colorful Chemistry app with all 118 elements of the periodic table for kids
✔ iPad + iPhone ✔ Android ✔ Kindle Fire | kids app for ages 4-7 yrs.
Today’s first lesson on the timetable is going to be Chemistry , because Toca Boca’s new kids app is an educational Science game, which may also be interesting for toddlers when it comes to learning the chemical elements and developing chemical reactions. With Toca Lab, kids can learn all 118 elements of the periodic table and learn their chemical properties whilst experimenting.
Don’t worry: We were able to test this funny Chemistry app a few days before it’s release date and no one was harmed.
The Science lab
At the beginning, kids only find one chemical element to start off with, ours was hydrogen. With this element you can experiment with six different lab instruments, whereupon new elements can be created. Whether you use a Bunsen burner, test tubes, a centrifuge or liquid nitrogen – with this app, even toddlers can safely experiment with the elements.
The periodic table for kids
At the top of the screen dangles a cord, with which you can draw down the periodic table. At the beginning 117 of 118 spaces are still empty. Kids can discover many more elements, whilst experimenting with the lab tools, which can later be added to the periodic table. This sort of makes the app a collecting game, where kids compete with each other on who has discovered more elements. Nevertheless, Toca Boca missed out on offering different saving spaces for families with more than one child and only one iPad. Siblings will therefore need to sort this out between themselves. Tip: You can reset the periodic table in the external app settings.
It is still very useful to take a look at the periodic table every now and again, to see which chemical elements you’ve already discovered, but also to obtain some important clues and information on still undiscovered elements. The periodic table often reveals the tools that can be used for experimenting with certain elements, to make some new discoveries.
Our YouTube trailer of Toca Lab
In our YouTube video, we quickly take a look around the lab for you, to show you all of the lab instruments and also the periodic table.
(in progress – to be seen here shortly)
Toca Lab kids app rating
Not all chemical reactions are spectacular, just like in science class really however, each element looks different, has a unique voice and reacts different from one another. If it does occasionally come to an explosion, kids will be excited and amazed and do of course want to show the whole family the discovery they just made.
(+) especially innovative
(+) one of the few chemistry apps for kids
(+) 118 elements to collect
(-) no saving spaces for more children – they all explore with the same periodic table
(-) the periodic table can only be reset externally in the settings, why not in the parents area?
Top best apps for kids rating: 5 stars
Download Toca Lab
➔ App download for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
➔ App download for – Android on Google Play App Store
➔ App download for – Kindle Fire & Android on Amazon App Store
kids app developer: Toca Boca