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Discover the amazing world of physics for kids and students with our awesome range of android and iPad physics apps.

Students can learn about gravity, electricity, magnets, gears and all kinds of interesting physics topics. The below list of Physics Apps includes activities for children and teachers, ideas for parents and other teaching resources for anyone interested in physics.

    Equate is an app which collates a library of over 400 useful equations spanning across several subjects, and enables the user to initially solve problems, and then challenge themselves with questions to apply their understanding and to build confidence in using these formulas. Equate formulas cover Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Economics, and are suitable for a variety of age ranges dependent on the subject specifications taught. The app is supported by individual Youtube links specific to the equation chosen and Wikipedia pages to help the user expand on their understanding and offer instant support.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    Moon Phases AR is an app which uses 3D visual imagery of the Sun, Earth and Moon to allow users to practice identifying the different phases of the moon and to understand why these vary based on location relative to the sun and earth, this is accompanied by a short quiz students can complete to check their understanding. In addition the app also allows users to practically comprehend the distances between the celestial bodies, and their relative sizes. The app has both an indoor discovery option, for learning within a classroom, and outside scale view, for participation beyond the confines of a room, the chosen activity will vary depending on the content individuals wish to explore. The addition of free teacher resources to support the students whilst using the app is invaluable and can be adapted as per the user’s requirements.

    Devices: iOS


    Teach and learn about the night sky and the history of its observation using this app. Its sequence of lessons can be used either when observing the stars or as a guide in advance. This astronomy app is designed to be listened to, an exciting audio guide to the night sky and the stars. The guide leads you on five 20-minute explorations, through constellations and celestial objects, answering some of humanity’s great questions. This app is designed to talk a viewer of the night sky through what they might see. One of six superbly written lessons is read out very clearly alongside a sky map that reflects what the viewer should be able to see from his or her location at the appropriate time of year. The narration includes some well-judged pauses for the listeners to make sense of what they have learned or for teachers to pause it for some discussion.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    Packed into this app is all that you’ll ever need to truly grasp the mathematics behind what motion is – how to describe it, how to calculate it and how to illustrate it in graphical form. For those just starting off on their journey of motion – your confidence will grow as you ‘see’ the basics explained. For the veteran masters of speed, you will be challenged by the detail of the connections between distance, velocity and acceleration.

    Devices: iOS


    The Newtonium - Physics Simulator app is a unique app for solving physics problems. The application calculates forces exerted on a body and simulates the resulting motion in two dimensions, with three degrees of freedom. You can set physical properties such as mass, velocity, size, position and many more. Running a simulation will see the forces in action where you can specify conditions and change the models variables. The app is suitable for ages 15 and above and comes with no in-app purchases or adverts.

    Devices: iOS


    A career in the construction industry is played out as you are challenged to become a true bridge-building expert. It requires you to improve your skills and earn those promotions as you move up the career ladder making bigger and better bridges!

    Devices: Android , iOS


    Go and discover science for yourself as you investigate Edison’s Lab. Find out about the legends of science, sing along to some crazy science songs and even turn your own home into a science lab!

    Devices: Android , iOS


    Battle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world in this action-adventure game that challenges you to think about the science behind the action.

    Devices: iOS


    Explore and investigate four simple lab experiments on the topic of ‘gravity’. Drop a ball from an alien UFO to study free-fall, fire a canon projectile and observe how balls interact when they oscillate and collide.

    Devices: iOS


    Physics Notes is a very comprehensive app filled with formulae and explanations of all the Physics concepts from A-Level (SATs) to Foundation level in Higher Education. We have given the app an EAS Certification of 4 Stars.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    This Physics revision aid provides summary notes on a vast number of topics along with study cards and mini-assessments. Brush up on the essential details by search through the sections or by reading over the important scientific equations. Test yourself against the clock and get instant feedback together with your equivalent grading.

    Devices: iOS


    Monster Physics will have children building all types of objects in order to complete missions or just for the simple fun of it. Monster Physics is an educational game for children and adults. It has three activities: missions, building, and learning. In the learning section, children become familiar with common physics vocabulary terms. They can build any type of object they can imagine using some or all of the 68 included parts. This game is suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 and also has elements for higher key stages. The app teaches students about the basic principles of physics such as friction, rotation, mass, speed and velocity.

    Devices: iOS


    This app lets you explore a variety of electrical circuits, with a focus on the role of switches in controlling circuits and devices. You are introduced to switches in series, in parallel and in combination arrangements. The app includes multiple activities on circuits with switches that give a varying degree of control over devices. It also includes real life examples of circuit usage to aid in your understanding. The app is very nicely presented in what can often be a difficult subject to put across to students. We especially like the examples and autocomplete options. If you are looking for an app to explain circuits then look no further.

    Devices: iOS


    Although this app is not necessarily content driven the app provides a great platform for creating tests, building experiments and solving problems that are Science related. The app has some stunning graphics and collaboration features where you can play against other players or communities. The experiments will test the most proficient scientist and if you are struggling the app will provide some clues however this may have an effect on your score. Work your way through a series of challenging tests or simply build one yourself for your friends to play.

    Devices: iOS


    EveryCircuit packs custom-built simulation engine optimized for interactive mobile use, serious numerical methods, and realistic device models.

    Devices: Android


    This app is great for teaching simple experiments for Key stage 1 and 2. Although the app looks very child like you will find the experiments compelling as well as fairly testing. The app provides 9 interactive levels with 3 levels of difficulty in each. Each success is rewarded with a medal and you can track your scores in the collection book. The app also provides in app instructions and diagrams if you get stuck. We really enjoyed this app we only just wish there was a way to turn the sound off.

    Devices: iOS


    Find out if you have what it takes to become a rocket scientist in SimpleRockets. It’s ideal for those who enjoy playing with physics like in SimplePhysics. It’s also great for classroom settings.   In SimpleRockets, it’s up to you to design the perfect rocket ship. You must choose from a collection of parts and assemble them in the most efficient way in order to complete difficult challenges. It includes a wide variety of rocket engines, fuel tanks, and other gizmos to tinker with, and there’s even parts for rovers so you can get around once you reach your destination.

    Devices: Android , iOS


    An app that combines the thrills of a roller coaster ride together with the science that makes it happen. See how speed, energy and g-force are affected by loops, corkscrews and vertical drops. For those engineers in the making, design your very own coaster the way you want it. For that extra bit of realism you can even view it all in 3-D!

    Devices: iOS



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