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Calling all future scientists!
Welcome to Toca Lab! Explore the colorful and electrifying world of science and meet all 118 of the elements from the periodic table.
Discover elements by experimenting with the lab tools!
* Take your element for a spin in the centrifuge.
* Warm them up in the Bunsen burner.
* Put the element on ice with the cooling agent!
* Add a drop or two of mysterious liquids from the test tubes.
* Change their voltage and make them magnetic with the oscilloscope.
Each element has it's own personality. In Toca Lab, what does Neon sound like? Is Gold heavy or light? Is Nitrogen squishy or hard? Explore, inspect, and study each one and let us know! Can you find all 118?
The time has come, future scientists, to head into the lab to explore and discover. Put on your lab coat and protective eye gear because things are about to get experimental!
Toca Lab is a place for playing and having fun, and with it we hope to inspire kids to explore science. While the periodic table in Toca Lab is accurate, the way new elements are created is not. Instead, it’s a fun way to experiment, discover and create curiosity in the world of science. Toca Lab is just a starting point for further exploration!
About Toca Boca
Toca Boca is a game studio that makes digital toys for kids. We think playing and having fun is the best way to learn about the world. Therefore we make digital toys and games that help stimulate the imagination, and that you can play together with your kids. Best of all - we do it in a safe way without third-party advertising or in-app purchases.
What's New in Version 1.0.1
Work in progress
This game could be worth the amount I paid if there are improvements made to the game. It's great that there are over 100 different elements to discover, but by telling us how to discover it takes away the whole discovering part. The game would be much more satisfying if all of the elements were a mystery to find out. Also, I think there should be more options of what you can do with the elements. Add more things than just boiling, freezing, zapping, and blowing. There should be tons of different things! Also, with the test tube option, I find it pointless because on the majority of the elements it doesn't have any effect. I think on all the elements it should have a different effect, like all he other options. I also think when you do something to one of he elements, it doesn't have to turn into another element. Maybe it can have a chemical or physical change like in real science. It could change color, shape, etc. this game has a lot of potential,but I think it would be more worth the money, and be much more if if these improvements are made.
Very clever game, my son just turned 6 years old and home schooled, this game has opened the discussion of the periodic table and where the elements are on the table, what element is gas, metal, magnetic and such. He has fun discovering new elements in the lab and we discuss what each method of experiments in the lab would or could be used for in a real lab. Like others have said, you do need to explain to kids that you can not actually convert the last element found into another element on the periodic table, they are in purest form already, so that was a bit confusing, but we enjoyed the clues given to find the next element, which believe was their real intent. I wish they had a short description of each element, but we have taken advantage of researching each element as we play and it has been fun to see what year the element was discovered, many new since I went to college!
THIS APP IS DESTRUCTIVE TO SCIENCE EDUCATION!
NOTE: I am an atomic physicist.
While the app is like a fun puzzle that stimulates scientific inquiry, it is so dangerously misleading to students and should NOT be used as an educational app.
I overheard my daughter showing this app to a friend and explaining, “see, when you put electricity on oxygen, it turns into carbon”. This misleads kids in a very destructive way. It blatantly teaches that one element can be transformed into another by freezing, heating, centrifuging, or electrifying atoms. While chemical reactions take place to form different molecules or to reduce to simple elements, atoms NEVER change to form new elements (unless going through some high-energy nuclear process). That’s why they are called “elements”. If they could change by putting them through these processes, the universe would be radically different.
Toca Boca, I love you guys, but this has simply got to be fixed!!!!
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Dec 12, 2013
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 87.9 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Chinese, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Toca Boca AB
- © Toca Boca
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.