Review: How It Works: Machines by Geek Kids

An excellent educational App showing you HOW 9 common machines it then see it working!

Features of How It Works: Machines by Geek Kids:

  • See how 9 machines work, behind the scenes, where you normally don't see!
  • Learn how to build the machinery with all the relevant materials
  • Explores cause and effect
  • Teaches engineering basics
  • Encourages curiosity and a thirst for knowledge
Choose from a selection of 9 well known machines: Car, Lawnmower, Locomotive, Washing machine, Hair Dryer, Rocket, Windmill, Pump & Vacuum Cleaner.

Once you have selected your machine, the blueprint outline of the featured machine is shown, as if you were viewing the inside of it!  

Sitting to the side of the drawing is the range of parts required to go inside that machine...Your job is to put those parts into the machine, where you think they should go (like a puzzle). 

Once all the parts are in place you have various options, depending on the machine you choose.  In ALL cases you can turn the machine ON and see how those parts move together to get it working - it is really fascinating and teaches a very valuable lesson to anyone with an inquiring mind.

This iPad App is recommended by: iPad Mum

Age Group: 6-Adult

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In case you do not select correctly or you cannot guess where each part should be placed, they automatically slot into place. This is great because younger ones can play too. No reading required.