Recently I was approached to ask if I’d like to review the new Wonders of Life app for the iPad.
It’s from the same lot who did the Wonders of the Universe app and contains a ton of interesting (and educational!) stuff – over thirty creatures and habitats, from great white sharks to kangaroos, the octopus to the scorpion, as well as looking into microbes and molecules.
The app is great fun and really easy to use. From the overview of the earth you can zoom in on various areas to find out more about the flora and fauna. Tap again and move in closer, to get a better look at butterflies and monkeys, kangeroo eyeballs and chameleon DNA, with the ubiquitous and perennially youthful Brian Cox providing his usual enthusiastic narration.
Apparently there are over 2 hours of HD video included in the app itself, largely made up of short clips of either the animals or habitats or Brian enthusing about them! I’ve not had a chance to explore it fully, but look forward to using it as an interactive tool with the kids when it comes to homework time.
They call it ‘a stunning 3d guide to the majesty of nature’, and they’re not wrong. I think it’ll be a really useful toolnto poke around in and see what wonders they can discover.
Here’s a short video about the app & you can see just how good it looks!
It’s available on iTunes (sorry, Android users!) and at the moment it’s £3.99
Wonders of Life app on iTunes