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: Kerbal Space Program
Summary: Design and launch a rocket into space in realistic astrophysics sim
Pros: Playing and participating with a rich online community helps students learn content and skills.
Cons: Students who need structure and preset goals may have problems staying engaged.
Bottom Line: This accurate rocket sim encourages trial-and-error learning and makes for great (and often explosive) physics and engineering experiments.
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