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iPad Apps Review: Britannica Kids' Volcanoes

What it does: Allows students to see video of volcanoes in action, provides geographical data about the relative locations of volcanoes around the world. Includes statistics related to eruptions and dormancy, quizzes, jigsaw puzzles and matching games.

Cost: $4.99 | Website

Anecdotally, one of our collaborators, Joe Speers, used this app with his 6th grade class last year, and he reported that while he usually has an average of two requests for bathroom breaks per class period, during the classes in which the students worked with this app, there were exactly zero bathroom breaks.