Dig into our planet and the forces that shape it. Trigger earthquakes! Make volcanos erupt! Discover fossils. Investigate plate tectonics, weathering, erosion, and deposition. Move glaciers and beaches.

***** Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice *****

The Earth is an interactive model that lets kids study geology and ecology. Kids explore and play with the geological forces that change the Earth—above and below the surface, in minutes and over millions of years. Kids can also learn about conservation as they test clean energy sources, clean up beaches, and preserve forests.

The Earth is No. 5 in Tinybop’s Explorer’s Library. Each Explorer’s Library app lets kids explore the invisible and awesome wonders of STEM. Kids (and kids at heart!) develop foundational science literacy.

"This is a great way to let children informally and playfully discover some of the big ideas they’ll encounter later on in their school curriculum. Apps like this one are good reminders for why you spent hundreds of dollars on a phone or tablet for your child." — Warren Buckleitner, editor, Children's Technology Review

* Investigate how landforms are created.
* See the Earth transform over time, from a sphere of boiling rock to the continents we live on today.
* Dig under the surface and observe the Earth’s layers from the crust to core.
* Weather, erode, and deposit rocks and sediment. Shape the land with your fingertips!
* Make a river meander. Make a glacier recede and advance. Create sand dunes, sea stacks, and beaches. Trigger a rockslide!
* Discover fossils as you investigate rock formations.
* See how plants weather the Earth by making your own garden.
* Discover mysteries like frost wedging, stalactites and stalagmites, and hotspots.
* Experiment with four different types of volcanoes.
* Earth Day ecology bonus interactions about conservation: test clean energy sources, clean up beaches, and preserve forests.
* Learn new vocabulary in 40+ languages with interactive labels in close-up scenes.
* Original artwork by Sarah Jacoby.
* Intuitive, safe, and kid-friendly design.
* Entertaining for kids and adults alike — play together and learn together!

FREE handbook
Our expert-reviewed handbook is full of facts, interaction tips, and discussion questions to support learning in this app, in the classroom or at home. Download in your app or at:

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What's New

Version 1.2.0

New features:
Discover fossils as you investigate rock formations.
See how plants weather the Earth by making your own garden.
New interaction hints to help you find more features.
Minor content updates to more closely align learnings with NGSS.

Head’s up:
We removed kid accounts. For most of you, this just means you’ll get to start playing faster. For some of you, this just means everyone who plays the app will now start from the same place instead of from their own account. No data was associated with or stored in these accounts so playing shouldn’t otherwise be different.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Part digital toy and part planetary handbook, The Earth gives kids insight into the workings of our world in a way that’s delightfully intuitive and fun. From rockslides to earthquakes to erupting volcanoes, these artful interactive dioramas respond to tapping and swiping with results that are both whimsical and educational. An accompanying guide for parents and teachers delves into the technical science behind all these phenomena, but kids can explore, experiment, and absorb earthly knowledge at their own pace.

Would not recommend

This was an extremely underwhelming app. From the pictures to the description it sounded like a really nice and unique app. However upon buying the app, actual use of it, was horrible. I would not recommend for anyone I know and strongly disagree to the idea and implements of the app.

Developer Response

Hi! We'd love to hear more about why you are disappointed with the app. Our apps are designed to let you play and explore freely. You can scroll and tap across the Earth to discover and play with features on your own. Or you can tap the key in the upper left to open the navigation. If you'd like more detailed information about all of the features and learning in the app, you can download our free handbook for parents and teachers: If you have more specific feedback, please email Thanks!

Don't get it


I play this game and try to figure out what to do but I don't know how

Developer Response

Hi! We'd love to be able to help you. Did you try tapping the key in the upper left to open the navigation? Or you can scroll across the Earth and tap to discover and play with features on your own. Our apps are designed for free play but if you prefer to have a more guided experience, there is a lot of additional information in our handbook for parents and teachers: You can also email us at with more questions!


Tinybop Inc.
435.4 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Basque, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malayalam, Manx, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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