Now kids can do science inquiry on-the-go in fun and engaging ways!

Centered on an open-ended question, this iPad app comes will all the tools to help kids engage in planning scientific investigations, collecting and annotating multimedia data from anywhere, and analyzing that data to create scientific explanations. This app helps motivate kids to do science by promoting learning with others, collecting data that is interesting to them, and allowing ownership over their data. This app is ideal for inquisitive kids of all ages, class field trips, summer camps, and homeschoolers!

Educators at the University of Michigan and throughout Southeast Michigan have designed Zydeco. For more information, visit

What's New

Version 2.0

- This update is a major redesign and re-engineering of the Zydeco system to improve usability, performance, and stability. Additionally, we added the functionality to create and edit explanations on the iPhone and iPod Touch.
- When you update to this version your local data will be deleted and it will be re-downloaded from the website. As long as you have your data synced to the website nothing will be lost.

Ratings and Reviews

Zydeco Inquiry is awesome!

Sam Messier

This is a great app for supporting and scaffolding the inquiry process for students. It is user friendly and well-aligned to best practices in science education.


The University of Michigan
7.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© The Regents of the University of Michigan


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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