Earth Primer
Deals with geology
  climate // biomes // volcanoes
Intended for middle school
Available on iOS
Cost paid
Developed by Chaim Gingold (external)
Website at (external)
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Earth Primer

Earth Primer is a science book for playful people. Discover how Earth works through play—on your iPad. Join a guided tour of how Earth works, with the forces of nature at your fingertips. Visit volcanoes, glaciers, sand dunes. Play with them, look inside, and see how they work.

Earth Primer defies existing genres, combining aspects of science books, toys, simulations, and games. It is a new kind of interactive experience which joins the guided quality of a book with open ended simulation play. A key motivation behind the creation of Earth Primer is to model a new genre for other designers to borrow from, helping our culture reimagine the possibilities inherent to simulations and interactive books.

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Use Magma to create Volcanoes Build up mountains, and see how weather patterns change


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