Title: Simple Machines by Tinybop
Summary: Excellent elementary NGSS engineering practices embedded in fun games
Pros: Kids create and figure out simple machines on their own terms.
Cons: The app is short on tools to help kids analyze their observations.
Bottom Line: Fun gameplay lets kids explore important physics concepts in a solid standards-aligned context.
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