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Nico & Nor Early Science Guide for iOS

By WGBH Free

Developer's Description

Young children are natural scientists! Early Science with Nico & Nor gives preschoolers and early childhood educators resources for playful exploration of science practices and concepts. The entire Nico & Nor suite was rigorously researched and developed specifically for preschool classroom use. This Early Science Guide provides step-by-step support to implement each Nico & Nor activity as well as teacher supports for sharing the excitement of science with young learners. Using tablet apps and activities created to fit into the preschool classroom day, children can investigate how plants grow and transform, how objects move, and how shadows are made and why they change.


Three preschool science units

Dozens of activities per unit, from Circle Time to Outdoor play

Integration of digital apps, books, videos, and manipulatives for learning

Weekly and daily lesson plans

Step-by-step instructions with photographs

Learning goals, including science practices, concepts, and vocabulary

Supports for building science teaching skills

No wifi needed

Each Early Science with Nico & Nor curriculum unit combines traditional classroom activities with digital learning to promote young childrens engagement with science practices and concepts during circle time, learning centers, read-aloud book sessions, snack time, and outdoor play!

About First 8 Studios at WGBH

WGBH Educational Foundation has pioneered children's educational media for decades. First 8 Studios at WGBH is dedicated to carrying this pioneering spirit into the digital, mobile world. First 8 Studios creates mobile experiences to support the healthy growth of children from birth through age 8. At the heart of this work is a commitment to research-based development and an ongoing collaboration with teachers and children to give them a voice in the digital media development process. You'll find evidence of the big hearts and little fingerprints throughout each Nico & Nor experience.

Privacy Policy

First 8 Studios at WGBH is committed to children's safety and well-being. This app collects only anonymous, aggregated analytics data for the purpose of improving the app experience. No personally identifiable data is collected. For our complete Privacy Policy, please visit: http://first8studios.org/privacypolicy.html


Early Science with Nico & Nor and the characters and related indicia are trademarks of First 8 Studios @WGBH. / 2017 WGBH Educational Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

This Early Science with Nico & Nor app was produced by WGBH Digital in Boston.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1316550. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NSF.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0.2


Release March 27, 2020
Date Added March 27, 2020
Version 1.0.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.


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