Star Rover is an iPad app designed to help you learn the names of stars, constellations, and planets that are viewable from where you are in the world. The app uses your location to show you a map of the night sky on your iPad. Tilt your iPad and the map changes. You can turn […]
Veggie Bottoms is a cute interactive story designed to teach students about fruits and vegetables. On each page of the story students learn about the characteristics and health benefits of a new vegetable or fruit. Students can manipulate the image of each fruit and vegetable in the app. For example, on the page about peas […]
Shout Science is a free comic storybook iPad app about scientific discovery. The interactive storybook features the stories of scientific discoveries made by three scientists during the Scientific Revolution in Europe. Those stories feature the work of Maria Sibylla Merian, Anton van Leeuwenhoek, and James Hutton. Students can read through the stories in order or […]
Kibo 360 is a free iPad app from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The app takes you on a virtual 360 degree tour of the Japanese Experiment Module on the International Space Station. You can use the app in “mission mode” or “free mode.” Mission Mode offers a guided tour of module while the free […]
Creatures of Light is a beautiful free iPad app from the American Museum of Natural History. The app contains five chapter about bioluminescent animals like jellyfish, fireflies, and glow worms. In each chapter students learn about what causes bioluminescence and how it helps animals survive in their environments. Each chapter includes an interactive map of […]
That’s Baloney! is an iPad app designed to engage elementary school students in fun games about science, language arts, math, and social studies facts. The app has levels appropriate for students in grades two through six. The concept behind the games is a simple one; a statement is shown to the student and he or […]
Cosmic Cubs Storymaker is an iPad app that elementary school students can use to create short stories about space. Cosmic Storymaker provides a book layout to which students can add page backgrounds, clip art characters, and speech bubbles. Students drag pre-written words and sentences to each speech bubble on the pages they create. All of […]
Truss Me is an iPad app that students can use to design and test simple weight-bearing structures. Truss Me can be used in “challenge” mode or in “free play” mode. The challenge mode contains fifteen activities in which students are awarded points for strength and efficiency of their structures. For example, if a structure holds […]
Rocket Science 101 is a free iPad app offered by NASA. The app is designed to help students understand how rockets work and understand the differences between the four types of rockets most frequently used by NASA. In Rocket Science 101 students can build all four rockets in a jigsaw-like activity then virtually launch their […]
Fotopedia Wild Friends is a beautiful iPad app that takes students on a photographic tour of Europe and beyond. The app features more than 2,400 images of animals. The images can be viewed on their own or as parts of slideshows. At any time students can tap an image to open a short passage of […]
Literacy Leveler is a an iOS app (iPhone and iPad versions available) that allows you scan a book’s ISBN barcode and discover the reading level of the...
Play Magnus is a freemium iOS app that allows you to learn and play chess against chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen. The app contains video lessons that...