The Plants by Tinybop app is designed to get kids interested in learning about the plants. This app has algorithmic animations that interact in different ways every time the app is opened, an interactive section about the seasons, simulations of different types of climates, and lessons about how plants and animals coexist in different settings. There are also several features such as 51 available app languages and a recording feature that allows kids to leave questions for their parents or teachers.
This app can be integrated into elementary or middle school classes. Students can be assigned a climate or season to research and talk about in class in mini-presentations that utilize the app's animations. The app can also be used for initial lessons about plants; students can first play around with the app and then leave questions about plants for their teachers. Teachers can then use these questions to structure their lessons around what students want to learn about and then add more information as questions are answered.
Sabah Munir, HS Tech Team Member