Nickelodeon New Blaze and the Monster Machines App #tech

During Fall of 2014 Nickelodeon premiered Blaze and the Monster Machines, a new educational preschool series. Not only did we watch it but I also interviewed Dusan Brown, voice of AJ in the series.

After viewing the series, I was so impressed that I then interviewed the co-creators for the series. I learned so much about the series and how they combined STEM teaching and monster trucks! Look out for that interview in the next few days.


Nickelodeon Blaze and the Monster Machines App

Today I want to share about the new and first Blaze and the Monster Machines app, inspired by the hit preschool series supercharged with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum.

Nickelodeon Blaze and the Monster Machines App


The app features two modes—Race and Build—which encourage children to apply critical thinking skills and explore scientific principles including acceleration, adhesion, force, friction and more.
  • In Race mode, users help monster truck Blaze and his driver AJ compete against the other monster trucks while using problem solving skills to navigate obstacles along the way.
  • In Build mode, kids will construct a race track and help Blaze advance with speed boosts or slow his opponents down with objects like sticky bubble gum.

Nickelodeon Blaze and the Monster Machines App


The app also features:
  • Three locations: The Badlands, The Snowy Slopes and The Monster Dome
  • Environmental obstacles like an ice patch in The Snowy Slopes and Crusher-based contraptions like a pineapple blaster
  • Power ups like tire chains to avoid slippery spots, soapy tires to fly through sticky patches, and hubcaps to fill the “Let’s Blaze” acceleration meter
  • Experiment with up to 15 STEM-related items like magnets and acceleration boost pads
  • Two different driving controls – tilt and swipe
  • 15 levels that progress in difficulty
  • Gold, silver or bronze medals awarded to each race
  • Trace a unique path for each race course
  • Create and edit tracks along the way
  • Save up to 12 courses in each location
The Blaze and the Monster Machines App ($6.99) is available on Google Play, Amazon App store and iTunes store. The app introduces preschoolers to STEM concepts as they race along preset courses or build their own tracks.

To learn more about Blaze and the Monster Machines Series, visit - www.nickjr.com/blaze-and-the-monster-machines




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12 comments:

  1. This sounds like a cute app! I like that kids can build their own tracks with obstacles or whatever they'd like. I know my kids would get a kick out of that.

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  2. This sounds like a worthwhile app. I had no idea what STEM was until I read further into the post. This is a great way to begin to learn those concepts while having fun.

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  3. I am so glad that I can get this on my android! (Often I want to get an app and it is only for iphone.) My son is going to love these games!

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  4. What a fun app. My three year old neice is addicted to monster trucks. She even has an RC truck.

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  5. That looks like a pretty cool app. I think my nephew would love that.

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  6. I love Nickelodeon! This app looks like a lot of fun for the kids!

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  7. So much fun! My daughter would love this!

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  8. What a fun app...my kids would LOVE it!

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  9. Sounds like these would be great for kiddos.

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  10. looks likee a fun app that kids can play with their parents.

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  11. I'm going to have to show this to my son. He will love it!

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