Roll through the Coconut Star world and get to each star for the win! Solve each puzzle using pushes, pulls, and textures. With fireworks, water traps, and just-in-time feedback, Coconut Star is a joyful romp through the science of force and motion.
• 16 levels of gameplay and exploration
• Split-screen level for additional experimentation
• Adaptive feedback to support learning
• Aligns with research-based early science learning trajectories
• No in-app purchases
• No advertising
This app is designed for children to to strengthen their science investigation skills and explore the concepts of force and motion as they:
• Understand that a force is a push or pull on an object, and that forces can come from a person, another object, or gravity.
• Observe how forces pushing or pulling on an object can make the object move and that bigger forces make the object move faster and farther.
• Describe the incline of a pathway using words such as steep, steeper, and less steep.
• Describe the texture of a pathway’s surface using words such as smooth, slippery, and bumpy.
• Understand that objects generally move farther and faster on steeper or smoother pathways.
• Make predictions and carry out experiments about how an object will move.
Coconut Star and the entire Ramps curriculum supplement from Early Science with Nico & Nor™ was rigorously researched and developed specifically for preschool classroom use. The Ramps unit contains two apps: Coconut Star and the Ramps Journal. Children and teachers use the Ramps Journal to record videos and results from their ramp experiments.
Each Early Science with Nico & Nor curriculum supplement combines traditional classroom activities with digital learning to promote young children’s engagement with age-appropriate science practices and concepts during circle time, learning centers, read-aloud book sessions, snack time, and outdoor play!
About First 8 Studios at WGBH
WGBH Educational Foundation has pioneered children's educational media for decades. First 8 Studios at WGBH is dedicated to carrying this pioneering spirit into the digital, mobile world. First 8 Studios creates mobile experiences to support the healthy growth of children from birth through age 8. At the heart of this work is a commitment to research-based development and an ongoing collaboration with teachers and children to give them a voice in the digital media development process. You'll find evidence of the big hearts and little fingerprints of our classroom and research partners throughout each Nico & or experience.
Early Science with Nico & Nor™ and the characters and related indicia are trademarks of First 8 Studios @WGBH. ™/© 2016 WGBH Educational Foundation. All Rights Reserved.
This Early Science with Nico & Nor™ app was produced by WGBH Digital in Boston.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1316550. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NSF.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.