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7 Excellent Science Apps for Elementary Students

March , 2016
Looking for some very good science apps to try with your elementary students? The list below is a great place to start with. We have carefully curated 7 of the best iPad apps designed specifically for young learners to help them with their science learning. The apps offer varied educational content covering different science topics from volcanoes to life cycles. Some of these apps also feature quizzes and interactive games to engage kids in fun activities while learning.

1- Britannica Kids: Volcanoes


This is an awesome app kids can use to learn all about volcanoes. They will get to interactively explore world volcanoes and learn the key concepts related to them such as lava, eruptions, plate tectonics and many more. The app also provides engaging games to help kids have fun while they are learning . Games include  Memory Match, Jigsaw Puzzles, and the Magic Square.

2- KidScience Premium


This app challenges kids' minds with some engaging experiments using everyday materials. Each experiment is accompanied with step-by-step instructions so kids will find it easy to follow on. It’s like a virtual lab full of exciting ideas to enhance kids science learning.

3- Video Science


This app, as its name suggests, provides kids with a library of video tutorials to help them understand key science concepts. The library includes over 80 hands-on science lessons to engage students in a variety of science activities.

4- Clever Bird Early Science


Another great app that makes simple and easy-to-understand lessons to help kids learn about different  science topics. It also provides quiz games so kids can test their comprehension. Science topics covered include: evaporation, condensation, density, speed, sound and many more.

5- The Elements


This is one of the most popular periodic table apps out there. The app is based on Theodore Gray’s book The Elements. Each element in the table ‘ is shown with a smoothly rotating sample. To read about tin, tap the tin soldier. To read about gold, tap the gold nugget. Immediately you see the sample filling nearly the entire screen, photographed to razor sharpness and rotating around a complete circle in front of your eyes. Beside that is a column of facts and figures, each of which can be tapped to bring up rich detail and current information through the embedded Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine.’

6- Kid Science: Physics Experiments


This app offers kids some engaging experiments usually made with ordinary household artefacts. There are videos kids get to watch and take fun quizzes at then end to test their comprehension. Videos cover different science topics including: magnetism, gravity, friction and many more.

7- Life Cycle 


Life Cycle is an app that is designed by high school students, parents and teachers in Texas. It provides educational content to help kids learn about life cycle of some species. These include frog life cycle, water life cycle, butterfly life cycle, plant life cycle, oxygen cycle, rock cycle and many more.