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25 of the Best Science Apps - 2019

Our collection of apps will help teachers and students to explore various branches of science categories such as physics, chemistry, biology and astronomy. Our list of best science apps for kids for android and iOS devices will help students and kids develop their skill by exploring space, planets and solar system, look inside the human body, test out theories and yes, even dissect a frog in fun and interactive ways.

If you're looking for other science-based lists, check out our Best Stargazing Apps list or our STEM Apps for Kids list.

Check out our list of the best science apps you can download from the App Store or Google Play Store. There's some great apps in here so be sure to click through to find out more.

Cosmic Watch is an app that uses mesmerising and realistic 3D graphics to help illustrate the relative positions and movements of a variety of components in Space. The app exemplifies the views of the earth, sun, planets and more, all in real time.

Cosmic Watch also allows users to manipulate the position of these celestial bodies, create and personalise their view points and caters each experience to the individual to help them gain insight into the ever-changing nature of the universe. This app allows users to understand and visualise concepts which are hard to comprehend from a theoretical standpoint. The app’s ability to provide a ‘sky view’, for users to see the positions of larger stars and celestial bodies from their own location is a fantastic and unique adaptation. This app has a large variety of options to individualise the user experience, resulting in endless opportunities for exploration. 

Devices: Android,iOS


WolframAlpha app provides information about genomics, molecular biology, human anatomy, neuroscience and individual animals and plants. Using the computational power behind WolframAlpha, you can solve problems involving physics, chemistry, engineering, computational sciences and many other domains. Wolfram Alpha has extensive knowledge related to science and technology. 

Devices: Android,iOS


Star Walk is the most beautiful stargazing app you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. It will become your go-to interactive star chart of the night sky.

Devices: Android,iOS


Science Journal is the free digital science notebook brought to you by Google. The app gives students and STEM teachers a powerful toolbox of science equipment on devices they already use.

Google's Science Journal is an excellent app for science. It records your progress as you do various things. It may not be in-depth enough for the every day researcher. However, it's more than good enough for students, kids, and some scholars. You record experiments, progress, observations, and data as usual. This app also lets you use sensors on your Android phone to record data as well. In that, Science Journal is unique. Users can access a phone’s built-in accelerometer, light meter, and other sensors to measure the world around you by this amazing app.

Devices: Android,iOS


3D Brain app consists of 29 interactive and vivid brain images that offer you information on associated functions and links to more in-depth research. This is a great app for medical students, medical practitioners or for those keen on extending their research outside the class and find more information about the brain.

Devices: iOS


Elements is one of the best periodic elements app that brings back the metal and gases to life with some incredible footage of chemical elements filmed by BAFTA award winner Max Whitby. Every element in the periodic table is literally bursting with activity, displaying a teaser video that illustrates each element's unique properties or uses.

Devices: iOS


The official NASA app (Android, iOS) keeps you up to date on the latest space news, features, and images from America's space exploration agency. Users can read up on the latest NASA missions, watch video on demand mini documentaries and stream NASA TV, check out a schedule of the latest launches and countdown clocks, and view a variety of fantastic phots such as the Earth As Art collections. Users can save videos and photos into their favorites for later viewing or to their device for use as wallpapers.

Devices: Android,iOS


SkyView app is a free augmented reality (AR) app for both iOS and Android devices, that uses your smartphone's camera to uncover different constellations, planets, star clusters, stars and other celestial bodies in the night sky. You can also discover coordinates and facts, which if you have kids, can turn your stargazing into an educational experience.

Devices: Android,iOS


This anatomy app is incredible and provides hours of fun interactive entertainment as well as high quality educational content. The layered system of the human body and the attention to detail is signifiant within the app. Students can try feeding the human and see what happens, the gurgling stomach and strange intestine noises are great. The app is available in 5 languages and this is simply the best app to learn about the human body.

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


Starfall Catalyst is a third person shooter where players are tasked with progressing through a fully 3D environment while unlocking chemistry concepts along the way. The app has over 20 challenging levels in three unique worlds, over 50 topics, with quizzes and mini games.

Devices: Android,iOS


EdPlace: English, Maths & Science worksheets application is a unique app designed specifically for parents to assist their child’s learning. With 3000+ automatically marked and tracked worksheets the app provides a number of key features such as tracked progress reports, content based on performance and a reward system. The application has been created by qualified teachers and is 100% aligned with the 2014/15 UK National Curriculum. The app focuses specifically on English, Maths and Science and is suitable for ages 5-16 (Key stage 1-4).

Devices: Android,iOS


Khan Academy app is one of the best science app available to learn about all the sciences, from physics, chemistry and biology, to cosmology and astronomy, across hundreds of videos, articles and practice questions.

Khan Academy app offers practice and instructional resources for various science topics to Elementary, Middle School and High School students. Khan Academy content is created by a group of current and former teachers and subject-matter experts.

Devices: Android,iOS


ZooMoo is a collaboration between some of the world’s foremost wildlife filmmakers and world renowned early childhood educationalists from the University of Otago, New Zealand’s premier university. Together, they have created a powerful package: a catalyst for learning that engages both children and their parents.

Devices: Android,iOS


Tree of life is an app that allows the user to investigate the family level phylogenetic tree of all organisms allowing users to investigate the evolution history of the bio-diversity off all species. This is a app of huge depth and breadth of learning and to say that the content is exhaustive is a major understatement as the app refers to over 2,000 organisms.

Devices: iOS


HudsonAlpha iCell is a free science app with cool, interactive graphics that help kids learn about animal, bacteria and plant cells at their own pace. The ability to manipulate the cell structures, enlarging them and rotating them, as kids learn about different parts of the cell is engaging and provides great interactivity.

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


Periodic Table app is probably one of the best and most used apps to learn and test your knowledge about the periodic table elements. It delivers more than 30 useful facts for each element, audio clips for pronunciation, explanatory videos and mini quizzes. A perfect tool for chemistry revision and a study aid for classroom use.

Devices: Android


Space by Tinybop allows kids to learn about the sun, moon, and planets through interactive open-ended play. Students can explore the planets and moons in our solar system using their spacecraft and a set of tools.

Devices: iOS


Earth School app is a fantastic for teaching young kids about how the universe began in a fun and effective way that is at just the right level for them to understand. The app has 14 different science games to help kids learn earth science with fun sounds and animations. The games include Big bang, planet generation, birth of galaxy, evolution of species and more.

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.

Physics Notes is a highly authoritative app that amalgamates the main concepts and formulae pertinent to the Physics curriculum for 16+ years. Another way to define the app is to compare it to a Physics dictionary.

Devices: Android,iOS


This interactive science game identifies bones within the human body suitable for 10 years of age and above. The game is based on the online game and has a simple layout and great pirate themed graphics. Although the voices and music will drive you mad after a while (you can turn it off) the game is highly addictive and will get your students perfecting the names of the human bones within minutes. It does become a little frustrating that you need to get every answer correct to move onto the next level however, this is great fun!

Devices: Android,iOS


SkySafari is a point-and-identify sky map that includes the major planets and moons; tens of thousands of stars; 220 of the best-known star clusters; and nebulae, galaxies, asteroids, comets, and more. Students can learn about astronomy by viewing planets, stars, and celestial bodies; searching for specific objects of interest; or looking at noteworthy astronomical sightings in that night's sky. 

Devices: iOS


Adventure Academy is for kids ages 8-13 and it is massive multiplayer online learning program from the creators of ABCmouse and ReadingIQ. It focuses on five subjects like math, reading, language arts, science, and social studies.

Within Adventure Academy app, children can embark on scientific inquiry, no matter what topic they choose such as Forces & motion, Environments & ecosystems, Atoms, molecules, and much more.

Devices: Android,iOS


If you’re studying or teaching GCSE Physics, this is a great supplement to your existing study tools. The homepage has 2 tabs; ‘Questions’ and ‘Past Papers’. The Questions are split into the main subject areas for the AQA, Edexcel and OCR syllabuses, for the additional or common core examination at higher or foundation level. 

Devices: Android,iOS