Children and teachers in our very first field-testing classrooms were excited to see different plants growing so tall – in just a few days! What can carefully-designed iPad apps add to this experience?

In NGPS, children plant and care for beans and other seeds. Using the iPad, children take photos, label emerging parts of their plants, and measure the plants’ heights as they grow. Through complementary digital and hands-on activities, students make predictions, conduct experiments, document their plants’ growth over time, and engage in various other science practice skills. Saving information in their digital toolkit allows children to document and reflect on the incredible journey from seed to plant.