Skill Review: Science Studio



VOGO Voice RATING                              4.2/5

Voice First                                                                  4/5
Display Friendly                                                      4/5
Performance/Ease of Use                                       4/5
Accuracy/Data Quality                                             4/5
Value Proposition                                                     5/5
Science Studio by Bayer


Science Studio by Bayer is an innovative, educational voice app that has been developed by Ruder Finn to help kids enhance their knowledge of science-related concepts. The Alexa voice skill seems to be uniquely designed to aid avid learners to gain factual know-how through experiments and foster in them a scientific way of thinking. Curated specifically for kids, the voice app attempts to create in them a love for learning science and understanding its relevance in the natural world.

With an engaging churn of fun facts expressed via two diverse segments, the skill leads to student-oriented lessons as well as rounds to answer questions on important science topics. It also provides entertaining, kid-friendly experiments that children can explore at home but under parental supervision. Moreover, imitating the educational pattern of daily lessons, the Homework Helper part aims at elevating kids’ general understanding of science-related topics with a glossary of terms that they are likely to come across in a classroom setting. One of the commendable highlights of the skill is how well Alexa acts as a guide to assist students in carrying out instructions step-by-step to achieve positive results. Another standout worth mentioning is that the experiments are quite simple and backed with rational explanations. This serves to pique learners’ interests and develop in them an affinity for observing and studying scientific theories. To boost the capability of the skill, a resourceful ‘Help’ section is crafted well within. The skill is also successful in guiding the conversation so that kids don’t feel lost as the scientific exploration kicks off. There are instances when the given explanation of a concept may not make sense to the users. In such scenarios, Alexa rises to the occasion to provide an alternative version as would a tutor in a classroom. Well, that being said, there seem to be a few downsides that could let down the learners at times. One of them is that the repeat function doesn’t work as intended as it constantly returns to the suggestion of parental supervision. Also, the skill’s inability to resume from where left off is yet another negative that could tone down the fun factor that kids are likely to experience while checking out Science Studio.

The VOGO Voice team scores this skill 4.2 out of 5 stars based on our rating system. Yet, you’ll have to try for yourself and see if it is a truly engaging voice app that will help you learn scientific concepts and understand theories through hands-on lessons. Science Studio can come in handy to those parents who are looking to nurture the habit of scientific discovery in their kids or influence fruitful learning of science. So why not try out the skill and see if it offers the enjoyable experience you had anticipated for your kids.

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