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Science Apps

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 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.

    This app is incredible and provides hours of fun interactive entertainment as well as high quality educational content. We love the layered system of the human body and the attention to detail. Try feeding the human and see what happens, the gurgling stomach and strange intestine noises are great. Available in 5 languages, in app privacy settings this is simply the best human body app out there. Excellent job guys!

    Devices: iPad

    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 , iPad

    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: iPad

    The application News-O-Matic EDU can only be best described as an interactive Daily Newspaper for children. This application is a combination of interactive technology and games along with exciting news articles and creativity. The content within this software is engaging, plentiful and child safe. The application is free from in-app adverts and in app purchases and the content supports various languages. This application is a subscription based service, however, users can try the application before committing to a subscription.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Universal Zoom is a unique educational application that is designed to let you explore and experience the notions of SIZE and SCALE. The app presents a sequence of objects TO SCALE from the subatomic particles to the observable Universe itself. This application is suitable for a variety of subjects such as Science, Geography and Engineering and a range of ages from 4 years and above. The application is free from in-app purchases and in-app adverts.  

    Devices: iPad

    Math and Science tutor provides clear mathematical and scientific online videos wrapped in an app.  These videos cover a collection of topics at a variety of different levels, explaining concepts in a simple step-by-step approach before working through a range of different examples, each designed to broaden students’ knowledge and deepen their understanding.  Videos are searchable, can be browsed by topic or bookmarked as a favourite.

    Devices: iPad

    This is for any student of GCSE Biology who wants to challenge their learning, whether its to prove they know it all or to help them know it all! In this app you’ll find all the key terms in the syllabus with their meanings along with video clips to help explain those tricky concepts. Then put yourself to the test – find out what you know and prove you’ve mastered every topic.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    This application lets children listen to animal sounds and match these sounds with a specific creature. Each animal has an information sheet to enable the learner to find out more about them. The programme also has an animal quiz and a puzzle for each animal. The animals are in high definition and are animated briefly. The application has a tiered system for the puzzle difficulty and contains over 100 animals. The app can be used independently by the learner once set up.

    Devices: iPad

    USATestprep is a web-based app that works on all computers and devices with a modern web browser.  It is designed to help to prepare children for tests in a variety of subjects.  It contains monitoring and assessment tools for teachers as well as learning resources such as a videos and games for students.

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    The Periodic Table app by Socratica 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! The app would benefit by having its own video-player and future updates should address why audio-clips don’t play on some devices,. Overall, it’s a very good app that receives a 4 star EAS Certification.

    Devices: Android

    Sea, from Papoo Games, is an interactive picture book with illustrations, pictures, and sounds taken from habitats around the sea. The app has been carefully designed with engaging illustration of various types of sea and coast environments, followed by a selection of real life photographs of the objects or themes in their setting. The app does not include any words or speaking and is designed to work internationally, with guidance from parents or carers to take their children through the journey.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Animals, from Papoo Games, is an interactive picture book with illustrations, pictures, and sounds drawn from five different worlds. The app has been carefully designed with engaging illustration of various different animals, followed by a selection of real life photographs of the animals in their natural environment. The app does not include any words or speaking and is designed to work internationally, with guidance from parents or carers to take their children through the journey.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    ‘Physics Studio’ will give you the confidence you need when it comes to those tricky Physics concepts you have to master. The approach is to learn by doing little experiments and playing games on the screen. Once you’re ready to be tested in any area, quiz yourself to prove you’ve aced it. You can even challenge others to quiz contests. Stay engaged with the content by completing the challenges, playing the games and discovering all about real-life applications in Physics. A great deal of content has been jam-packed into ‘Physics Studio’ and it is phenomenal considering that this is available free of charge.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Design and construct any electrical circuit with ease using the Circuit Calculator app. Once built the circuit can then be examined to display all current and voltages readings as well as the power of each component. Every individual circuit can be saved, to view or edit later, and shared between devices. Students studying A-level Physics or Electronics will find this is a handy companion to quickly check their understanding of current electricity for both AC and DC circuits.

    Devices: iPad

    ‘Temple GCSE’ is a simple study app that uses mini-quizzes to test the knowledge of students, yet it does so much more by helping students develop confidence in their learning. By successfully completing a quiz your very own temple building will begin to form. Master an entire subject and your temple will be complete – you will literally see your achievements build as you target each individual part of the subject. Challenge yourself to build all the temples by acing every subject.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Antidote: Battle of the stem cell is a defensive strategy game that brings to life the complex processes happening inside the human body.  Users are required to apply scientific knowledge of Enemies (viruses and bacteria) alongside an understanding of Friendlies (Eaters, Producers or Healers), to stop these deadly diseases from attacking the body’s defences (the Stem Cell).  Set in a futuristic lab, under a microscope, this game uses excellent graphics and sound to engage users of all ages.  

    Devices: Android

    With fun facts, this engaging app is designed to teach children about the human body in a practical manner, through the story of Stefanie and her dream to become a doctor.  With excellent graphics and real-life sounds throughout, this factual and clean app removes the goriness often associated with the learning about the human body, yet at the same time, it manages to introduce concepts in emotive, as well as scientific, manner.

    Devices: Android

    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: iPad

    A dictionary of mathematical and scientific formulae: searchable by key word or sortable by category.  This simple app offers users a reference point for numerous essential formulae within the areas of physics; chemistry and mathematics.  Each one is supported by a brief explanation of the variables involved and an overview of the calculation.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    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: iPad


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