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Science Apps

Apps are the latest way to connect users to information via tablet computers and smartphones. These programs offer users the opportunity to hold science in their hands and put quality resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics literally at their fingertips.

Science NetLinks is in the early stages of gathering and reviewing STEM-related apps for both the iPad and the Android. Please check back often as we expect to add new app-related tools on a regular basis.

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  • GoSkyWatch Planetarium App

    3-12  |  Interactive
    GoSkyWatch Planetarium allows you to identify and locate stars, planets, constellations, and more by touching the screen or by pointing to the sky.
  • iNaturalist App

    3-12  |  Interactive
    This app lets you record observations from nature and share them with the iNaturalist online community.
  • Bobo Explores Light App

    3-8  |  Interactive
    Bobo Explores Light is an iPad book that introduces school-age children to fundamental science concepts.
  • Virtual Frog Dissection App

    6-12  |  Interactive
    Virtual Frog Dissection allows students to simulate the experience of a classic animal dissection via an app.
  • Human Body App

    K-5  |  Interactive
    Go on an exploration of what we’re made of and how we work with this Human Body app, from Tinybop.
  • Classify It! App

    3-8  |  Interactive
    Think you know what poison ivy and a firefly have in common? How about some of the ways a dolphin and a goldfish are different? Download Classify It!, an app from Science NetLinks, to test your knowledge of how various organisms can be sorted and grouped.
  • Agent Higgs App

    6-12  |  Interactive
    This app from TestTubeGames lets you experience particle physics in a way you’ve never done before.
  • Journey North App

    K-12  |  Interactive
    From the people behind the Journey North website comes this free citizen science app to help you track migrations and seasons.
  • Cozmic Zoom App

    6-12  |  Interactive
    This app stands in for both microscope and telescope and lets students see details at both the far reaches of the universe and far inside the proton of a human cell.
  • Sound Uncovered App

    3-12  |  Audio
    With this interactive collection from the Exploratorium, you can explore sound through auditory illusions, acoustic phenomena, and other things that go bump, beep, boom, and vroom.
  • Matific App

    K-6  |  Interactive
    Matific is a hands-on and interactive app that uses bite-sized apps for tablets and personal computers to teach math skills.
  • goREACT App

    9-12  |  Interactive
    This app lets you experiment with chemistry almost anywhere you go.
  • Earth Primer App

    3-8  |  Interactive
    Discover how our planet works through play.
  • Bedtime Math App

    K-12  |  Interactive
    Bedtime Math provides a daily math problem for different age groups, generally pre-K, K–2, and 2 and up.
  • Gravity Launch App

    3-12  |  Interactive
    Gravity Launch is an app where you try to get a rocket to its destination to learn about gravity.
  • Planets App

    3-12  |  Interactive
    The Planets App, by Q Continuum, provides several different ways for you to get information about objects in the sky.
  • VideoScience App

    K-12  |  Video
    This app offers more than 80 videos featuring science experiments, book reviews, and tool recommendations.
  • iCell App

    6-12  |  Interactive
    iCell gives you an interactive, 3D view inside a cell.
  • 3D Brain App

    9-12  |  Interactive
    This app allows you to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures in the brain
  • Project Noah App

    K-12  |  Interactive
    Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter.
  • EyeDecide App

    6-12  |  Interactive
    The EyeDecide app teaches you about eye anatomy and conditions.
  • Periodic Table of the Elements App

    9-12  |  Interactive
    This app is an electronic version of the Periodic Table of the Elements. It was developed by EMD (now Merck) Chemicals.
  • Science360 App

    6-12  |  Interactive
    Science360 is a wonderful app from the Science360 Knowledge Network.
  • Science Glossary App

    6-12  |  Interactive
    This app is a vast compilation of scientific and mathematical information from Vision Learning.
  • NASA Visualization Explorer App

    6-12  |  Interactive
    The NASA Visualization Explorer provides visualizations, animations, and images of our sun and the universe.
  • Leafsnap App

    3-12  |  Interactive
    Leafsnap is a terrific app for anyone with an iPhone or iPad in the great outdoors.
  • Molecules App

    9-12  |  Interactive
    Molecules is a free application for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad that allows you to view three-dimensional renderings of molecules and manipulate them using your fingers.
  • Project BudBurst App

    6-12  |  Interactive
    Project BudBurst is part of a citizen science program designed to encourage local participation in a national research effort.
  • Active Explorer App

    K-12  |  Interactive
    Active Explorer is an innovative app that combines the mobility of a smartphone with the abilities of a computer
  • Gene Screen App

    9-12  |  Interactive
    Gene Screen is an app that helps you learn how recessive genetic traits and diseases are inherited and how certain diseases are more prevalent in different populations.
  • Cell Defense: The Plasma Membrane App

    9-12  |  Interactive
    This app will help you learn how the membrane works and its parts, including phospholipids, cholesterol, proteins, and carbohydrates.
  • 5 Dice: Order of Operations App

    3-8  |  Interactive
    5 Dice: Order of Operations Game is a math app intended for upper elementary and middle-school students that helps students practice and understand their order of operations.
  • Hopscotch: Coding for Kids App

    K-12  |  Interactive
    With this app you can learn how to code and even make your own games.
  • Inventioneers App

    K-5  |  Interactive
    This engaging science app from Filimundus challenges kids to solve problems using the objects provided.
  • Rocket Science 101 App

    5-8  |  Interactive
    With NASA’s Rocket Science 101 app, you get to be a NASA rocket scientist and design and launch a rocket into space.
  • NASA GLOBE Observer App

    K-12  |  Interactive
    GLOBE Observer app invites you to make environmental observations that complement NASA satellite observations to help scientists studying Earth and the global environment.

AAAS Resources

Science Reader App
The new Science Reader App for the iPad puts the latest news, analysis and pioneering research in your hands, wherever you go. Read news, abstracts, career advice, and highlights from our newest journals, Science Signaling and Science Translational Medicine. Plus, AAAS members can access full text articles from Science.

Science Population App
The Science Population app for the iPad presents a detailed look at global population growth and its impact on critical areas like lifespan, education, health, and economics. Featuring news articles and peer-reviewed research from Science, plus videos, podcasts, and interactive graphs, the Science Population app is your guide to the complex challenges facing a world whose population is at 7 billion people and counting.

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