Today's GFAOTD, Creatures of Light, is currently No. 3 in the free educational app rankings (behind only Mickey Mouse and Jake the Pirate). It was developed by the American Museum of Natural History and is a fascinating look at bioluminescence, which is the ability some organisms have to produce light. From the sea firefly to poisonous millipedes, the world of bioluminescence is amazing to view and, let's face it, a bit creepy in certain situations.
The museum apparently uses iPads in their exhibit and has used that content to create this app, which is well-done and should prove extremely interesting for older kids (and their parents and teachers.)
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Enjoy interactive animations, photo galleries, and videos that reveal the beauty of this amazing natural phenomenon, how it works, and how scientists study it.
Each chapter of the app, which is adapted from the iPad content featured throughout the exhibition gallery, is set to a symphonic soundtrack composed exclusively for Creatures of Light.
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Every day we pick what we call the Good Free App of the Day, an app that we have downloaded, tested and certified: It can't have a ton of ads or just a little content with a ton of in-app purchases.
It also has to be good.
We then present them to you to read, download, and share so, based on which ones got the most hits, here are your Top 55 Favorite Free Apps. (We've eliminated apps that were only free for a limited period of time.)
2) LEGO App 4+ (build a vehicle and then use it in activities)
8) Play 123
9) Rover (flash-enabled browser for kids)
11) The Lorax
14) Hide Run Growl
15) Draw Something (Pictionary online!)
16) NASA App HD
18) Khan Academy
20) MeeGenius (six ebooks for free!)
21) Math Bingo Games
22) Scribble Press (make an ebook!)
24) Monkey Drum
25) PBS Kids Video
27) Little Stars - Toddler Games (letters, numbers, shapes, colors, first words)
28) I Can Write 2 (make sentences about images)
31) Sprout's Good Night Star (nighttime routine)
32) Color Uncovered (please don't let your dog drive)
33) Rocket Speller
35) ABC Alphabet Phonics '
37) Goodnight Safari
38) Art Maker
39) Little Finder
41) Lego Duplo Jams
42) iTunes U (go to college on your iOS device)
43) Squiggles (bring scribbles to life)
44) Articulation Station (lite version)
45) Brain Quest
48) The Lorax Truffula Shuffle (U.S. only for some reason)
49) Math Vs. Zombies
52) DialSafe Pro (teach kids emergency dialing)
53) Google Earth
54) Screen Chomp
55) Jingle All The Way (Christmas app)