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Best Science Apps for Kids

Here at the Educational App Store, we don't need an excuse to get psyched up about science. Enjoy fun science apps and games for kids while learning more about science and technology. There's a range of free science apps as well to try with something for everyone whether you're interested in animals, plants, chemistry, biology, physics, space, magnets, electricity, forces, light, sounds, gases or other science related topics.

Here is the list of some of the best science apps for teachers to use with kids as part of their Science learning in the classroom or for parents to use at home.

Cosmic Watch is one the best science 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. 


Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System

( Android - £2.29 , iPad - £2.29 )

Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System is a really good app that provides all the basic information that kids will need to know about our solar system and will serve as a great springboard for further study and research. 

A really useful and engaging app; designed for pupils to enhance their knowledge of our solar system and discover planets, moons, suns, spacecraft and everything in between. Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System is a beautifully crafted educational app which is jam-packed with animations, music and play.



Max & Ruby science educational games will get your child ready for school with these fun science learning games for kids in Preschool and Kindergarten!Once again Tribal Nova pulls it out of the bag with this app featuring well known TV characters, Max and Ruby.  In this instance, the aim is to learn some basic Science concepts. 



Chromville Science

( Android - Free , iPad - Free )

The app forms part of a science teaching pack that includes printable resources and games. The app itself brings some of these to life by providing an interactive way to work with them using the impressive technology of augmented reality. Children will enjoy the diverse activities that they will bring to lessons.


ZooMoo

( Android - Free , iPad - Free )

The ZooMoo app is a absolutely fantastic resource just on its own, but when used in conjunction with the broadcasts allows both parents and children to explorer our wonderful world of animals. This is a huge app that any child or parent will find fascinating, rewarding, addictive, informative and awe inspiring.

The ZooMoo Television Network entertains children with humorous stories about the animal world. Children will build a knowledge and affection for animals, including a basic understanding of conservation. This app allows children to continue to interact with the animals they have seen on the network deepening their understanding and enjoyment of them.


The Human Body by Tinybop

( iPad - £2.99 )

The Human Body by Tinybop is a creative and interactive way for kids to learn about the human body. Kids can learn about bodily systems and senses and how they react to stimuli such as bug bites and tasty treats. Basic biology exploration can become more detailed if kids use the text label option. Kids also can learn to use technology to record their observations and thoughts on each model. 


Plants by Tinybop

( iPad - £1.99 )

Kids can learn about plants, animals, seasons, and general weather conditions of the desert and the temperate forest biomes. When kids tap on a plant, they can learn its name and explore some of its characteristics. For example, when kids tap on the alfalfa plant in the desert biome, the name of the plant appears on the screen above a seed buried in soil. Kids can tap on a cloud to make it rain and watch as the seed grows into an adult alfalfa plant. Kids can spin a dial to observe what happens from sunrise to sunset and how the biomes change with the seasons. This engaging, interactive resource on biomes encourages open-ended exploration, but kids won't learn a lot of details about plants.


Toca Lab

( Android - £1.99 , iPad - £1.99 )

Toca Lab is one of the popular science app for kids which allows them to explore the colorful and electrifying world of science and meet all 118 of the elements from the periodic table. Each element has its own look and personality. This is a great app that introduces young children to the general concept of the periodic table and lets them experiment in a virtual chemistry lab without the need of safety goggles.


This is a splendid application that draws children into discovering all the fascinating things about their body in an engaging and funny way. This is My Body – Anatomy for Kids is a really useful app for the introduction of aspects of the science curriculum related ‘animals including humans’. The combination of text, narration, questions with feedback and funny but informative graphics and animations make this application one that is a useful addition to any busy primary teacher wishing to tackle a sometimes complex topic.
 
Overall this app is a worthy addition to a busy primary school teachers toolbox in need of a great solution to introduce ‘animals including humans’ into the class.

ChemCaper

( Android - £5.99 , iPad - £5.99 )

A full-blown, highly-developed mega science game for kids that mixes in Chemistry to form a solution that is like none other! The idea is focused around learning the basics of GCSE Chemistry while playing a fully scripted and animated video game.


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