Designing a Mobile Application for Children: Space Science

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D., Computer & Information Sciences Department, Faculty of Information Technology and Sciences, University Technology PETRONAS, Malaysia.

2 B.IT., Computer & Information Sciences Department, Faculty of Information Technology and Sciences, University Technology PETRONAS, Malaysia.


The incorporation of STEM education into the curriculum has been an aspiring objective for many nations around the world. Most students choose not to pursue STEM-discipline studies because they are losing interest slowly. Moreover, the level of engagement required for STEM education is limited due to inadequate interactive teaching and tools that facilitate effective learning in a classroom setting. The objective of this project is to assess how educational game applications can help incline students’ interest in science, develop an educational game application, and conduct user experience testing. A mobile application on Earth and Space Science has been developed for 10 – 11-year-old school students. The project is based on the Rapid Application Development methodology considering the short development timeframe.  The application was created using the Ionic Framework, Angular 5, C#.NET and SQLExpress. The findings indicated that this experiment motivates students to be more inclined to science.


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