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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 1.0.3
Toca Lab is now iOS 8 optimized. Hooray!
Not What I Expected
I get the intent of the app, to make science (in this case chemistry) interesting and applealing on a playful level. Thankfully I got this one on sale (@ 99c) and frankly I'm a little dissapointed. I know I'm probably confusing this app with more educational ones like Endless Alphabet/Reader/Numbers but the elements, the periodic table, I find to be very fascinating. And creating block/blobs/gases and making them into other blocks/blobs/gases is good too, but is that really how most of them are made? And what are these elements actually called other than the abbreivated names or letters they're listed under? What do the numbers on the upper hand corners stand for? And if this is something that is fully disclosed at the end of the "game" once all 118 elements are made then I digress. Though this is desgined for 6 to 8 year olds, my 4 year old seems to like it because inane sounds and pretty colors are entertaining to him. SO not a total loss. If all the questions I've asked above were an assumtion, I would very much like some playful education happen in this app. Maybe a short animation saying what it is and what they do and how they're REALLY made. Then I'll bump my rating a couple of stars more.
not even vaguely scientific
I bought this for my 6-year-old 1st grader, thinking it might have some actual science content. Hardly. All you do is drag little blobs/blocks/clouds of stuff around and do things to them which then converts them to a different blob/block/cloud thing. In the real world, applying heat or cold or electricity to an element does not turn it into another element. It might as well be dust bunnies being zapped with magic to change them into unicorns and dragons. They could have at least worked in something about 2 elements getting together to make something different. I realize that would make for a much more complicated game, but this is so simplistic it's meaningless.
I think the 6-8 age range is too high – should be more like 4 and under. There's no creativity, no strategy, and no real science to be had here. It's a an activity that might entertain for a while, but that's about it.
I have been playing this app for about 2 months now and it is amazing!!! I have recommended many of my friends and they all seem to love it! It stinks to pay for but when you do pay for it, you get to find out about these adorable characters that have such personality and reaction. I loved getting to make the characters and seeing them come to life it is just amazing and the game has such a good quality to it and whoever disagrees is probably being grouchy and rude!
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Jan 21, 2015
- Version: 1.0.3
- Size: 89.2 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
- Seller: Toca Boca AB
- © Toca Boca
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.