I am a big fan of technology and I love to have it at my fingertips when educational opportunities present thenselves, at home or while we are out running errands. This list isn’t comprehensive but I tried to cover a variety.
- APOD (astronomy pic of the day) offers spectacular pictures from space daily.
- Pocket Universe shows you the night sky anywhere in the world. It’s a map that shows you the stars from any location.
- Draw Biology teaches you anatomy with fun drawing exercises.
- The Elements: A Visual Exploration is an amazing interactive periodic table you have to see to believe.
- Solar Walk is a 3D app that teaches bout the solar system.
- A Life Cycle App covers many cycles used in science: life of various animals water, pollination etc.
- The Vitamin Wars of Don and Flip teaches different vitamins and their importance through an interactive story.
- Life Science Through Photography is filled with pictures that pertain to life science.
- Earth Science Through Photography is filled with pictures of all sorts of earth science topics.
- Easy Learn Rocks & Minerals HD makes learning different rock types a breeze.
- Folds and Faults HD provides info on these two geological phenomena.
- Discovery Channel: Extreme World app is the companion to the book but it can stand alone.
- Mitosis has animations and vocabulary for upper elementary ages.
- Cell Encyclopedia is a great reference for the whole family.
- Elementary School Math HD covers many aspects of math in a fun way.
- Times Tables is a great app for teaching (what else?) times tables. Kids can write their own answers too.
- Pizza Fractions is pretty self-explanatory. It has a timer feature.
- Sushi Monster teaches addition and multiplication facts.
- Counting Coins reinforces monetary mastery.
- Solids Elementary HD is geometric shapes in moving 3D.
- MathGirl has a couple of cute apps for elementary ages.
- Math Hero is a game for boys 6-12.
- Basic Math with Mathaliens is another program to reinforce basic operations.
- Ninja Chicken helps teach your child prime and composite numbers to 100.
- A math order app covers ascending and descending number ordination.
- Base Ten Number Blocks is available if that is your method.
This list is by no means comprehensive. It’s just to give you an idea of what’s out there to enhance your learning and to be your pocket “teacher’s assistant.”
Do you have a favorite science or math app?