ferret

Imagine that a child could learn the entire Encyclopedia of Life--including how nature designs and solves problems around structure, pattern and color--without it ever feeling like school.

ferret is an iPad app that teaches kids all about animals, from anatomy to habitat and behavior. Game play challenges kids to describe animals’ anatomy from the inside out, using intuitive building blocks. Each tap and swipe leads to new discoveriesand reinforces how they are classified in the natural world.

Animals—including humans and especially kids!learn by seeing. We’ve gone all out to make ferret the most visually stunning science app on the market. ferret features elegant design, vivid color coding, hi-resolution photography, and both video and icons that explain scientific classification in descriptive, plain English. ferret is based on a new “periodic” style table for biology icons, created by our founder Alex Wolf. The icons fit together like a puzzle, which players unlock with the right answers. Some pieces of the puzzle are easier to unlock than others, and while getting them right is fun, learning new stuff is equally exciting!