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Great iPad Apps for learning Science Through 3D Technologies and Interactive Simulations

September  18, 2015
There are tons of iPad apps for making science learning fun and enjoyable.  Over the past few years we have reviewed and recommended some excellent science apps for both teachers and students ( check out this page to see some examples). However, today we are particularly highlighting apps that approach science through 3D technologies and interactive simulations. Students can use these apps to virtually explore different scientific phenomena (e.g human body, brain anatomy…etc) through stunning and interactive 3D graphics and animations.

1-Anatomy 4D

‘Through this free app and a simple printed image, Anatomy 4D transports students, teachers, medical professionals, and anyone who wants to learn about the body into an interactive 4D experience of human anatomy. Visually stunning and completely interactive, Anatomy 4D uses augmented reality and other cutting edge technologies to create the perfect vehicle for 21st century education.’

2- Visual Anatomy Lite

‘Visual Anatomy Lite is an interactive reference, and education tool. The Lite version contains 130 high-resolution images and more than 350 feature points which can be interactively selected. Each feature has its own label and short description. Add-on Images from 6 chapters of Gray's anatomy can be used as a quick reference. 6 chapters are bones, muscles and circulation system. In additional, a quiz with 23 multi-choice questions also is included.’

3- Bone Genius

‘Bone Genius makes learning skeletal anatomy fun! Whether you are pre- med, pre- nursing, or just looking to explode some bones, Bone Genius can help. Put away your anatomy book and learn while you play!’

4- The Brain AR App

‘The app lets you explore the layers of the head from skin, muscle and skeleton down to the inner areas of the brain. By using augmented reality (AR), the user gains an amazing insight into the tissues, structures and areas of the mind by moving the device around the special artwork provided. You can choose to view the mind in AR or switch to a 3D mode within the device and rotate with your fingers.’

5- Human Anatomy

‘The Human Anatomy application is a SIMPLE educational quick reference app that contains the information of nineteen different biological systems.’

6- Elements 4D

‘Paired with either paper or wood blocks that are inscribed with the symbols of 36 elements from the periodic table, this app will instantly transform a simple, inanimate object into dynamic, dimensional, 4D representations of each element.’

7- BioDigital Human

‘A better way to understand health and the human body. The BioDigital Human is the most comprehensive set of true 3D anatomy and health condition models ever assembled. Choose from 1000’s of interactive visualizations to build your own custom library of models. This app is an extension of the award winning BioDigital Human online, allowing users from web to mobile to seamlessly experience exploring the human body in 3D!’