Science is a body of knowledge that explains both the physical and natural world. It has a broad set of branches such as physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and more. But it is not just a subject in school that students have to study to get a passing grade. Science exists all around us, from studying objects only the naked eye can see to the vast cosmos that are far from our reach. Luckily, there is a wide range science apps in the market that allow us to explore and understand the human body, life and living organisms, nature, and space.
The following apps cover a variety of areas in science, including chemistry, biology, anatomy, and astrology, that will inspire both teachers and students in learning, sharing, researching or having fun:
ChemReference is a helpful app for students taking Chemistry class. It gives comprehensive information of the elements in the periodic table. It is simple to use. By clicking the element, it will give you the information you need such as the atomic mass, electronegativity, ionization energy, electron affinity and more. The app also provides a link to Wikipedia, WebElements, and Wolfram where you can get additional information about the elements.
Some of the uses of this app include drawing the structural formula of a molecule. Once you are done drawing it, you can convert the structure to 3D by clicking the ‘2D to 3D’ button. You also have the option to search for chemical structures of a molecule.
Biodigital Human is a fully interactive 3D map of the human body to better understand health and anatomy. The app has a large collection of interactive visualizations with detailed descriptions about the different systems of the human body. You can control and annotate the 3D models, save, send, and build your own personal library to share with colleagues.
Anatomy Skills – Bones
A great and easy to use app for studying the major bones in the human body using three different modes: Learning, Quiz, and Game. The learning mode has materials that will help students learn thoroughly and quickly. It also allows them to save their progress so they can continue from where they left off. The quiz and game features offer a multiple choice test.
Planetarium is an interactive sky map that students can use to explore the stars and planets. It shows over 1,500 stars. You can navigate around the sky and click a star or a planet and it will reveal information about the name, constellation, brightness, and distance. You can also change the time and location to view the sky from other parts of the world.
This app allows students to explore the solar system in 3D. It also provides the approximate location of the planets at different times. Students can learn additional information about the sun and planets as they click on each such as the orbital period and speed, equatorial radius, volume, mass, and more.
What are your thoughts about these apps? Did we miss any tool? Do you have a favorite science app that didn’t make the list? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below!