Apps for Science
Rory's Story Cubes is a virtual set of decision making dice. Great for idea generation and creative writing.
Students can learn a range of fascinating facts about the science of sound in this highly interactive app.
If only text books were this much fun when we were growing up! With photos, videos, voice overs and an interesting game, learners can progress independently in their knowledge of the worlds biomes.
Incredibily detailed app that allows you to explore the inner workings of the frog. Very realistic but no frogs harmed in the process. Who can say no to that?
SCIENCE 360 FOR iPAD
An interesting way of presenting many breaking news stories and videos in science and engeneering from around the world. No search facility can make it feel a little cumbersome.
An engaging digital science magazine that produces articles from science, nature, space and technology. Information presented in readable bite sized chunks.
THE ELEMENTS: A VISUAL EXPLORATION
"Alone worth the price of an iPad" - Steven Fry
Of all the periodic table apps, this encylopedia is the best.
Challenging game that enables the user to construct a variety of structures. Keeping the cost down will give you a higher global ranking than your competitors.
Peoples frustration that more experiments aren't free on this app gives a good indication of just how useful it is. Users get access to virtual experiments from a virtual lab
STAR WALK HD
A mobile star gazing app that will blow you away. Recomend it to your pupils when studying the night sky and see them head home to happily take on their homework. It allows you to see the stars, planets and constellations like never before.
These are the type of apps that make you realise just how useful the iPad is. No need to buy extra kit..."there's an app for that"!
It's exactly what you think it's going to be.
Expensive - but definitiely worth it! The app allows you to explore through 11 layers of musculoskeletal, neurovascular & internal organ content. A must for the keen biologist.
POWERS OF MINUS TEN - BONE
Simple enough app that allows you to zoom into the bones. Allowing you to study how broken bones heal.
BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY
Game based app from Disney that learners easily interact with. A range of experiments and videos for them to explore helps to bring science to life!
Definitely aimed at Secondary school students, the app is a glossary of terms presented in a 'Wikipedia' style format.
FUN SCIENCE LAB
Great problem solving way to engage learners in the basic principles of science. The fun characters encourage children to play and interact. The gem of this app is that it has 3 levels of differentiation for each of the 9 interactive experiments.
We're keen to recommend apps that can be used practically in the classroom. This app added a level of detail and accuracy to sound experiments that we hadn't encountered previously.
"Featured by Apple in Best Apps of 2010, 2011, 2012.
An awe inspiring way of presenting information about the solar system and beyond. Do not teach the solar system without this your classroom!
A solid educational app that explores the lifecyle of plants. Includes good photographs and the facts are very interesting. Did you know it takes the energy of about 50 leaves to make one Apple?
Being able to create your own molecules gives you the sense of being the ultimate creator! Get to know your favourite molecules better and have fun playing around with them.
This is an app that really shouldn't be put in a box like 'Science'. The ability to slow down footage to 1000FPS is amazing to re-watch chemical reactions though. Some difficulties encountered with iOS6.
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NB: not all apps are available in all regions