Toca Lab – Entertainment App Review

Budding chemists freeze, spin, and explode 118 elements. Gives This A 4/5 Overall Rating.

Quick Content Overview of What Your Child Will Experience:

  • App Play Simplicity: 3
  • Level of Fear and/or Violence in App: 0
  • Amount of Sexual Content: 0
  • Level of Bad Language: 0
  • Amount of Drug Use and/or Smoking: 0
  • Amount of Consumerism: 1

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Apple App Store | Google Play | Amazon App Store

Some Things To Keep In Mind

Parents need to know that Toca Lab is a free-play app that introduces young kids to the general concept of the periodic table of elements and lets them experiment in a virtual chemistry lab. Using lab equipment such as a centrifuge, a Bunsen burner, an oscilloscope, test tubes, and cooling agents by simply swiping, tapping, or holding, kids can alter the 118 elements. The little blob-like representations of the elements have facial expressions that change as they’re altered. The more kids experiment, the more elements they can choose from as they appear on the periodic table. (There’s a complete periodic table of elements with the elements’ Toca-inspired characters, symbols, and real scientific names on the Toca Boca blog). Toca Lab empowers kids to play around with chemistry — with no safety goggles or complex equations required at this early, free-play stage.

Toca Lab is a Entertainment app that is designed for those 6.  The app has an overall rating of 4 out of 5 and a learning rating of 3 out of 5.

Toca Lab is available for $.99-$2.99 On The Following Devices:

iPod Touch

Kindle Fire


Our Thoughts on the Level of Engagement:

Toca Lab’s interesting element characters, fascinating lab devices and tools, and funny experiment results combine to make a highly engaging science-app experience.

The Support Level for Toca Lab is about a 3 out of 5.

No formal directions or lessons and very little data. The chart acts as a progress record for kids’ play with the elements.

We’d like to thank C.S.M for providing some of the information on this page.