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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.

    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


    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 docus 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


    Give your child a head start on Reading, Math, Science, Arts & Colors, and more with ABCmouse.com, the number one learning app for kids ages 2 - 8! ABCmouse.com's Step-by-Step Learning Path includes 850 complete lessons in ten levels, 8,500 standards-based learning activities and 1500+ brand-new books, puzzles, games, videos, songs, art activities, and much more. ABCmouse designed for pre-K and kindergarten students offers age-appropriate content that comes in an engaging format. Content focuses on reading and writing, math, art and music, music and songs, social studies, and science and health. Content is presented through art, books, songs, puzzles, games, and printables.  Kids follow a learning path that gets progressively more challenging as they use the site. Their level is set based on starting age, and they can either follow a customized learning path or choose activities at random. Kids are motivated by ABC Mouse’s tickets and reward system.

    Devices: Android,iOS


    Kids Academy - Talented and Gifted is not just for those children who have been identified as being especially able, although it has content for those children too, its content is suitable to help all children develop their learning.

    Devices: Android,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


    If you haven’t heard of Khan Academy already we encourage you to try this free tool for both students and teachers. You need to know that the app is an extension of the Khan Academy website which is a non-profit, open source educational website with the aim of ‘changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere’.  Using the app you can watch more than 4,300 video lessons on topics including math, science, economics, and humanities either by streaming them from the site or downloading them for later viewing or when you don’t have an Internet connection. The app receives a 5 star EAS Certification and the EAS Recommended status.

    Devices: Android,iOS


    Revise at home, in class, or on the go with this question and answer app.  Covering the majority of subjects in the GCSE, iGCSE and A Level exams, Gojimo tests and provides helpful hints too.

    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


    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


    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


    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. 

    Devices: Android,iOS


    Space by Tinybop allows kids to be virtual space explorers.

    Devices: iOS


    GCSEPod is not just the app but an extremely comprehensive gateway to an excellent array of useful learning and revision materials for a large variety of GCSE courses across exam boards which is kept current for the recent changes.

    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 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: 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


    We love this quick quirky interactive game for identifying 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