I’m sure by now that everyone has heard of the video game, “Angry Birds.” If you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, here’s the low-down: Angry Birds was created by Finnish computer game developer Rovio Entertainment. The initial version of the game was released on iOS in December 2009, and since then millions of copies of have been purchased for touchscreen-based smartphones.
Anyway, in the game, players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs stationed on or within various structures, with the intent of destroying all the pigs on the playing field. As players advance through the game, new types of birds become available, some with special abilities that can be activated by the player.
AND ALEX LOVES THIS GAME! He’s very good at it, too, and has completed several “chapters.” I really don’t mind if he plays this game, as it actually incorporates basic physics principles such as, motion and trajectory, force, kinetic energy, and gravity and weight.
Little Alex seems to have an inherent understanding of these concepts, which is something many adults can’t seem to grasp!