An educational game about how much power is used by 35 common electrical appliances. Suitable for students studying Science from grade 5 onwards. Which household appliance uses a massive 5KW of electricity or a tiny 5W? How much power does a kettle, a laptop, a breadmaker, a hair dryer or an aquarium use? This game enables students to discover the typical power rating of household appliances and so which guzzle electricity and which do not.
Students hear the name of an electrical appliance and choose the matching photo. They then hear more information about the power rating which they will need to answer subsequent questions. After six right in a row, Race Mode starts automatically. It asks questions at speed to test the students' memory and comprehension of the electrical appliances and their power ratings just covered, before continuing with new ones. At the end of the race, students can see how well they have done relative to their other races. The game gradually focuses on any electrical appliances that the students have difficulty recognizing, and speeds up as competence is gained.
By contrast to Race Mode, Story Mode slowly introduces new electrical appliances and their power ratings by saying them as the photos are shown, allowing students to quietly look, listen and learn.
The game is controlled by on-screen gestures which are simple to demonstrate and easy to use, and the game can be played without voice prompts.
* 35 photos of common electrical appliances * Power rating for each one * Race Mode tests memory and comprehension against the clock * Story Mode allows students to look, listen and learn * Slideshow Mode displays all the photos and power ratings in alphabetical order * Zoom and Pan Mode magnifies the images to see more detail * Easy on-screen gestures to control the game * Context-sensitive help
The paid version of this app has much higher resolution photos than the free version. The free version has lower resolution photos and does contain advertising but no push advertising. No internet connection is required.