App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.
Title: DIY Lake Science
Summary: At home or on location, explore and model watersheds and ecosystems
Pros: The activities are absolutely doable for parents, teachers, and kids alike, making this a win for in-class work or at-home assignments.
Cons: A lack of additional resources and avenues for extensions may leave curious students and classes wanting to know (or do) more.
Bottom Line: The combination of easy-to-use task directions and accessible materials make this great for class centers or family extensions.
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