Play the role of scientist in a bioengineering lab. Create virtual creatures with the real-life principles of physics!
Demystify abstract physics phenomena like light, sound, and heat as never before — with this highly innovative, gamified sensor physics lab. The core of this science kit is an app-based video game in which you use real-world sensor data that you collect from your environment to generate a diverse array of creatures. Create, collect, play with, and take care of your creatures in the app.
Collect sound, temperature and light measurements from the world around you using the three sensor pods.
Upload your sensor readings into a virtual environment that translates your data into creatures with unique attributes and characteristics. Watch as cold temperatures create coats of thick fur, bright lights create small eyes, and quiet spaces create large, highly sensitive ears.
If the temperature is high, perhaps it will have scaly skin like a lizard. Or, a low light level captured by the light sensor might yield a creature with huge eyes to see better in the dark, while a high sound level reading might result in a creature with tiny ears.
Create, collect and take care of your creatures and their worlds using the Sensors Alive app.
Keep exploring to learn about different types of attributes and how they affect your creature's survival. Discover new ways to care for your creatures, play with them, feed them, and even create all kinds of unique habitats that rely on them.
Solve challenges and play with your sensors to nurture your creatures and settle their world - all the while developing an intuitive sense of the different measurements you are taking with the sensors.
Learn more about the physics behind light, sound and heat.
Bonus: Print 3D models of the creatures you’ve generated (printer not included).
What you get
Sensors Alive by Thames & Kosmos. Kit includes 3 sensor pads, base station and quick-start poster.
Requires 8 x AAA batteries (not included).
Requires a tablet or smartphone and the Sensors Alive app which can be downloaded for free from the App Store.
- Computer modelling
- Data logging
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.
|Age Group||7-8 Years, 9-10 Years, 11-12 Years, 12+ Years|