Ansel and Clair: Cretaceous Dinosaurs

Age Scale: 6-10

Device: iPad

Quick Line: Dig Deep with Ansel and Clair

What Educators Need to Know:

Ansel and Clair are back!  This time, they are cavorting with the dinosaurs in the Cretaceous period.  In this new, snazzy app, Cognitive Kids focuses on a younger demographic, and dinosaur enthusiasts will not be disappointed.  First, future paleontologists learn to excavate fossils by chiseling and sweeping.  Then they travel back in time with Marley, the spaceship, to investigate what Earth was really like during this ancient time period.  Not only will children learn more about the dinosaurs of this time period, but they will also encounter meteors and volcanoes and hear about how scientists now believe dinosaurs became extinct.  As expected, Ansel and Clair encourage users to get involved in their learning by completing many activities including making a meteor shower, snapping pictures for a  travel log, and cleaning snot from the newly discovered Kosmoceratops!   Priced at $1.99, the Cretaceous dinosaur app is a super value full of research-based, interactive learning opportunities that are sure to make little users think and giggle.  Content is extensive while not overwhelming.  Unlike Adventures in Africa, most information is presented by Clair and aided by pictures not words.  Writing informational pieces in the primary grades can be a challenge.  Why not show your students that writing research papers can be fun?  Grab your shovels and dig deeper into the dinosaurs of the Cretaceous period with Ansel and Clair!

Price: $1.99

Ansel and Clair: Cretaceous Dinosaurs - Cognitive Kid, Inc.