Educational Technology is a fantastic way for kids to learn about any subject on their Smartphone or tablet. Today we are covering Apps to make science fun for kids. Whether your child is interested in physics, astronomy, chemistry or biology, these apps cover all topics for kids of all ages.
Here are some of our favourites to help your child explore the world of science in a fun and engaging way:
Sid the Science Kid – Sid’s Slide to the Side: Teaches your child about friction and sliding in two stories with two games. Your child will start by learning about friction and how and why it can stop her from sliding.
The Elements: A Visual Exploration: A rich and engaging love story of the periodic table, told in words and pictures, and allowing you to experience the beauty and fascination of the building blocks of our universe in a way you’ve never seen before.
Science Glossary: A glossary of scientific terms and short biographies to help high school students understand and learn more about science.
Anatomy 3D: Organs: Expand your knowledge of the body’s organs with this app that combines 3D models, video, audio lectures and quizzes.
SkySafari: One of the most comprehensive apps for astronomy – it shows 46,000 stars, plus 220 of the best-known star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies in the sky. It also displays the Solar System’s major planets and moons using NASA spacecraft imagery, and includes the best-known 150 (or so) asteroids, comets, and satellites.
The Ultimate Dinopedia: This dinosaur app lets kids indulge their fascination by providing vividly colored illustrations and fascinating facts on more than 1,000 dinosaurs including stats, a fun fact, information on the picture and the dinosaur’s evolution.
Sea Life: This app takes you on a virtual underwater ride by introducing you to marine animals through interactive images and sounds.
Rocket Science 101: Select your favorite NASA mission and build a rocket to send the spacecraft into orbit. As you take the apps challenge, you can learn more about thrilling missions and the various components of the launch vehicles, how they are configured and how they work together to successfully launch a NASA spacecraft.
Kid Weather: Teaches children real time weather conditions, forecasts, science and fun facts about the weather, plus it is interactive making it fun for the kids.
Pocket Physics: Excellent app to help high school students in the following physics topics: linear motion, force, gravity, waves, elasticity and magnetic fields, among others.