Explore Energy in Circuits is a STEM learning tool for students from 2nd through 5th grade. By combining a digital app, physical cards, and augmented reality, students experience a fun and intuitive approach to learning about electrical energy.

The robot duo, Atom and Anne, guide students through a series of lessons that teach the basics of energy and circuit concepts, including:
* energy sources and uses,
* energy transfer and conversion (light, heat, sound and motion),
* closed and open circuits, short circuits and
* basic switches

Students manipulate the physical cards in order to create correct circuits. They receive immediate feedback, using a mobile device and augmented reality. As students successfully learn new concepts, they “unlock” tools and components that can be used in the fun, open-ended “Create” mode. The resulting experimentation and troubleshooting help students to reinforce and remember important STEM concepts. Explore Energy in Circuits turns screen time into fun and productive learning time!

The Explore Energy in Circuits app is free, but you need the physical cards to play! Download and print them out at

To report issues and support please email:

Funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health.

What’s New

Version 1.31

- Grid highlight feature in Create Mode
- Minor fixes and adjustments

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Ignaz Semmelweis ,

Great concept and lots of fun!

I had the chance to try the app with some family members and had just about as much fun as the little ones. I’m excited for future updates and for more content.

kerrbexar ,

No free content

There is nothing that can be done without paying. Waist of time and very disappointing! Why not just make it a pay game instead of waiting people’s time!


Explore Interactive, Inc.
229 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

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