Science is a great subject to really get kids excited about learning. With smart phones and tablets now playing a significant part in most kids day-to-day life, it’s important to try and incorporate learning into their screen time. Here at Tutor Doctor we know that apps are an easy way to do this, but with such an overwhelming amount to choose from it can be tricky to know which ones to download. That’s why we’ve found 4 of the best science-based educational apps that are full of exciting content for your children to get involved in.
Atlas by Collins £1.49
This app is great if your kids want to learn all about the world. You get seven different globes, which allow you to explore the planets, gather information about the population, understand the location of our needed energy and find out about how we affect the environment. It also has loads of physical maps to discover such as oceans, mountains and deserts. It’s certainly an informative app bursting with interesting facts.
Solar Walk™ – 3D Solar System model £1.99
If your child is fascinated by the solar system and wants to explore it then this app is the one for them! You simply use your fingers to rotate around the planets and zoom in and out of them and their neighboring moons. There are also a handful of satellites orbiting the Earth, which you can observe and learn about. Even better, this app allows you to speed up time and see the movements of the planets, either in the future or in the past. It’s a fantastic app for any space enthusiast.
Chemist – Virtula Chem Lab- iPad only £2.99
Chemistry can sometimes be a little difficult to understand especially when learning about it on paper. This is why Chemist is such a great app. Not only does it let you see the elements in action, your kids can experiment with them too! Whoever knew that practicing chemistry virtually would be so fun? Simply add a beaker, mix some solutions, stir it up, warm it up, check the temperature or pH, it’s all there. Impressive or what? The app is also really easy to use, ideal for any budding chemist.
Universal Zoom: All About Sizes and Distances £2.99
This is the perfect app to explore the scale of universe. Not only is it simple to use but it also offers an exciting tool for your child to visualise and conceptualise distances and sizes. It presents objects to scale such as electrons and planets and allows your kids to compare them. In a nutshell, it’s a super cool science app, equipped with everything any little scientist will need to know about measurements.