Monday, 30 April 2012

Apps for Science in Primary Education


Science

Science 360 for iPad: FREE

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and engineering centres.


HowStuffWorks for iPad: FREE

Access over 40,000 articles
, view over 12,000 amazing videos from the HowStuffWorks and Discovery archives. All videos are AirPlay enabled to work with your Apple TV device!. Over 1,000 Quizzes containing over 30,000 questions. Challenge your friends, earn badges and be a HowStuffWorks 'expert' on any topic
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Star Walk for iPad - interactive astronomy guide: £2.99

Star Walk is a stellar augmented reality app that labels all the stars, constellations, and satellites you point your iPad at. You can track the ISS, find out what constellation you’ve been looking at from your bedroom window and get a lot of exciting and educative information. Combine that with the amazing Apple Design Award winning graphics and highest quality content.


Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy: £1.99

Pocket Universe is an easy-to-use app that will help you learn constellations, bright stars and planets. You hold up your iPad in front of you, and the app will use the built-in compass to display the same view of the sky you see - but one that's complete with names and information. Then explore the Solar System, and take virtual walks on the surface of the Moon and Mars, before playing a game to help you learn the names of the stars.

Exploriments: Electricity - Simple Electrical Circuits in Series, Parallel and Combination: £0.69

This app lets you explore a variety of electrical circuits, with a focus on the role of switches in controlling circuits and devices. You are introduced to switches in series, in parallel and in combination arrangements. The app includes multiple activities on circuits with switches that give a varying degree of control over devices. It also includes real life examples of circuit usage to aid in your understanding. 

James May's Science Stories: £1.99

James May Science Stories is the highly innovative new way to bring science to life! A partnership between the Science Museum in London, and world renowned television presenter James May. The App uses the wonders of "augmented reality", as James gives you an overview is his own inimitable style on nine fascinating exhibits from the Museum's "Making of the Modern World" gallery.
How It Works: Machines - by Geek Kids is the first put-it-together-and-make-it-work puzzle app for iPad. The app combines easy to solve puzzles where your child puts together the major working parts of the machine, followed by an animation that shows how those parts work together to make the machine do its task.

Plants HD: £1.49

Plants HD delivers high-quality interactive content about plants and their lifecycle. The app provides an in-depth look into topics such as seeds, germination, pollination, flowers, trees, fruits, and dispersal. Scientific information about the various topics is combined with quiz and game to enhance the learning.
Flip through photos, read content or have it read to you, listen to music while reading, or just play a game.

BrainPOP Featured Movie: FREE

For even more access to BrainPOP’s award-winning content, choose an optional in-app subscription and enable kids to explore more than 750 Science, Math, Social Studies, English, Engineering & Tech, Arts & Music, and Health subjects right on their mobile devices. All movies are close captioned, so it’s easy for them to read along.

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/brainpop-featured-movie/id364894352?mt=8&uo=4

Fun Science Lab: £1.99

The Lab is a toy factory filled with interactive experiments and games. Use heat to glide a hot air balloon past dangerous obstacles.. Figure out which item is needed to give the robot electricity. Use magnets to transport dolls.
AGES 5-11. The Fun Science Lab is designed to give kids a fun and entertaining way to learn some basic principles of science by encouraging them to interact with the different elements in each experiment and igniting their curiosity. 

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/fun-science-lab/id519011156?mt=8&uo=4

Muscle System Pro III: £13.99

The Muscle System Pro III is used by most universities and is now the standard learning/reference tool for students and medical professionals. Now with 215 movement animations, 425 audio pronunciations, 548 isolated muscles and 548 muscle Insertion and Origin maps (You can toggle between muscles and their attachment points on the bone).
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/muscle-system-pro-iii/id364596328?mt=8&uo=4

Skeleton System Pro III: £10.49

360 horizontal degree rotation of any body part - with a swipe of your finger. Rotate vertically for inferior and superior views. 94 animations of every movement of each articulation (e.g. flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, etc) 2 types of Quiz, Drag and Drop and Multi-choice. 596 audio pronunciations, for every label. 

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