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The top 25 Science iPad Apps for Elementary Teachers

These are the top 25 iPad Apps for Elementary School Teachers

MythBusters HD
  • People's Voice Winner for 2011 Webby Awards as "Best Entertainment App of 2010 - Tablet & All Other Devices"
  • CableFAX Award for "Best Tablet App of 2010"
  • Former Top 10 Entertainment App for iPad
  • Apple New & Noteworthy and What's Hot Features (Multiple Times)
  • Apple Staff Favorite Feature (Multiple Times)
  • Based on the Award Winning MythBusters iPhone / iPod Touch App Featured by Mashable as the # 2 Ranked App of its "Top Apps for TV Fanatics" List (May, 2010)

The Official Discovery Channel MythBusters App for iPad is a dramatically new and engaging fan experience developed specifically for iPad. You will never think about TV the same way again!

Watch the most popular full screen MythBusters video clips and compete against other fans by busting 3 popular myths through full screen, multilevel casual games. Stay in touch with the latest MythBusters news and announcements and share your thoughts with the community through Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Unlike any TV app available anywhere, you can watch a video while chatting live with fellow fans through Tweet Chat. Or find out more about the cast while keeping your eye on the latest tweets. Multitasking within the app is easy and fun on the iPad's bigger screen, and even more interactive while watching MythBusters on TV from your couch!

The iPad’s innovative navigation capabilities showcase new app features in a dynamic, physics based adventure. Like using your finger to flick a MythBusters photo or video to the Facebook icon on the screen and instantly share with friends, you'll have just as much fun navigating through this one-of-a-kind interface. Watch the explosions, play the games, read the news, chat with fans, learn about cool stuff, and laugh out loud!

"How the iPad could change the way we watch TV." - American-Statesman, April 2010

The MythBusters app features:
• More than 300 minutes of video content, including Sneak Peeks, Show Out-Takes, Show Selects, Cult Favorites, High-Speeds and Behind-the-Scenes.
• Keep up with all MythBusters news and announcements on Facebook.
• Track past episodes and current scheduling for this season.
• Find about more about the show and cast.
• Chat live with other MythBusters fans in real-time through Twitter.
• Follow MythBusters on Twitter, Re-Tweet through your personal account on Twitter, and become a fan and interact on Facebook.
• Play complete games based on three popular myths: Soda Bomb, Seesaw Saga and Matchstick Cannon...all included!
• Check out photos from some of your favorite MythBusters moments.
• Find your favorite MythBusters merchandise and your favorite shows and seasons on iTunes.
• Save your favorite photos, videos, games and content on the MythBusters Shortcut Favorites Dock - literally electrocuting them where you want them for future use!

Popular Science

Popular Science is the magazine for anyone curious about what’s new and next. With a readership of over 6.4 million, Popular Science is a must-have for technology fans, early adopters, and thought leaders.

Popular Science puts the latest news in gadgets, software, and robotics in the palm of your hand! Our articles help anyone understand the ideas and people driving the big issues of the day – whether healthcare, energy, robotics, or defense. News and features also provide perspective on the latest breakthroughs in science and technology.

Popular Science represents the best hopes for our planet, our lives, our children, and our future. And we reveal those hopes by featuring the innovations today that are laying the groundwork for a better tomorrow. This is a magazine for readers that want the future now.

Social Media loves Popular Science:

  • 2.98 Million Facebook Fans
  • 503,000 Twitter Followers

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR LATEST ISSUE, September / October 2017
• The stars gaze into the past—If distant plants could see the light bouncing off Earth from millions of light years away, they’d see dinosaurs or human ancestors.

• Life’s first moment just got pushed back—New geological evidence from ancient rocks in northern Quebec suggests that life could have begun much earlier than we thought.
• The art of watchmaking—Lancaster, Pennsylvania might seem an odd place for the last American fine watch manufacturer, but RGM doesn’t think so.
• What it’s like to live only in the now—How a neuroanatomist’s stroke shut down her sense of past or present.
• Sleep your way to Mars—What it might look like to travel 34 million miles in a state of artificial hibernation.
• In some cultures, tomorrow is to the left—Time only seems to move from left to right if you read in that direction.
• The man killing your holidays—Steve Hanke wants to make your calendar the same every year, with every New Year’s Eve on a Sunday.
• Cameras to speed or slow reality—Capture an entire night’s worth of stars in one image, or break down a second into thousands of frames.
• Your life, in a day—How a perfectly average American spends their waking minutes over the course of their life.
• A sleep tracker that keeps its distance—Analyze your zzz’s at home with a bedside monitor that records your breaths and movements.

SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE:

  • 1-year (12 issues) subscription for $14.99 - You save 74%!
  • 1-month subscription for $1.99

    Your subscription will automatically renew unless you cancel 24 hours before the subscription runs out. You can turn off auto-renewal at any time from your iTunes account settings. No cancellation​ of the current subscription is allowed during an active subscription period.



For more information, read our privacy policy and terms of use. http://www.bonniercorp.com/privacy-policy/

Skeptical Science

Ever heard someone claim Global Warming isn't happening? Did their explanation seem wrong but you didn't know why?

Skeptical Science helps you find out what the peer reviewed science has to say about global warming. The easy navigation by skeptical argument allows you to take a statement and find out for yourself whether it is based on credible science or not.

Skeptical Science allows you to:

  • learn more about the science of global warming
  • respond to statements by skeptics with hard science

Skeptical Science also allows you to report when you have heard a particular skeptical argument. Your information is used to keep track of what arguments are 'flaring up' all across the world.

This application works offline, and regularly synchronises information from www.skepticalscience.com.

OnScreen DNA Model

Tested with iOS 8 & 64-bit processor. This is an interactive, color-coded, 3D model with animations and background material for thoroughly (and enjoyably) learning the essential details of DNA's structure and chemical components. Scientifically accurate.

National Science Teachers Assoc. (NSTA) Recommends for Grade Level: 6-College (online Feb 2014)

"A Best Science App. Great 3D DNA model, great text content" Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, June 2013

"One of the biology student's nine must-have iPad apps" TechSagar.com

"One the ten best iPad science apps." The Burns & McDonnell World

"One of the 50 best iPad apps for STEM education." News on Relevant Science

"One of the 40 best science iPad apps for students. You don't have to be a biology major to appreciate the awesomeness..." Fun Educational Apps

How well can you visualize the 3D structure of the DNA molecule? Can you spot erroneous depictions of DNA as a left-handed double helix? If you're not satisfied with your level of understanding of DNA structure or would like to have at your fingertips an instant memory refresher for which nucleotides pair with each other in the double helix of DNA etc., then OnScreen DNA Model™ for iPad could be worth many times its small price to you.

Whether you’re a student or teacher at any level or a person of any age who wants to get an intuitive feel for one of science’s greatest discoveries, OnScreen DNA Model can make the learning of DNA’s structure enjoyable and easy. And it will continue to serve as a reference for other reading and study you may undertake.

OnScreen DNA Model, designed for landscape (widescreen) orientation, provides you with a beautiful DNA model in 3D perspective to play with and to learn the basics of DNA structure from. To achieve basic scientific literacy in this age of biotechnology one needs to know what DNA’s famous double helix structure looks like in three dimensions and what its constituent parts are, because the key to how DNA works in living organisms is its structure.

Background material on DNA (and its molecules and chemical bonds) is readily available in a "Useful Stuff" popover view (literally at your fingertips). This includes details that are often skipped over or inadequately explained, such as the major and minor grooves, plus indications for how to see the details in the model.

While the screen shots will give you some idea of what it’s like, the pleasure of having the model rotate on the screen as the result of your finger’s moving touch can’t be conveyed in a picture. We feel the iPad is the perfect medium for OnScreen DNA Model.

Care has been taken to give the model the correct handedness (right, not left, as in so many erroneous depictions), base pairs per turn, and a visual representation of DNA strand polarity. If you don't know exactly what handedness is, you will get a feel for it by being able to compare a right-handed model with a left-handed one (always labeled imaginary).

The app also offers a couple of simulations that show laboratory phenomena—denaturation and renaturation—important in biotechnology. You can see the two DNA strands completely separate under simulated heating that breaks the chemical bonds (visually speaking) which normally keep them together in their intertwined helices. Then the strands can recombine in a satisfying display of bonds reforming and strands rewinding.

We may be biased, but even after many months of working on OnScreen DNA Model, we still think it’s fun to play with and still enjoy looking at this beautiful natural geometrical form rotating on our screen. We hope you will too. Comments and questions are welcome at apinfo@onscreen-sci.com.

3D Brain

Use your touch screen to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures. Discover how each brain region functions, what happens when it is injured, and how it is involved in mental illness. Each detailed structure comes with information on functions, disorders, brain damage, case studies, and links to modern research.

Created by Vivid Apps and AXS Biomedical Animation Studio for the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center. 3D Brain was produced for the Genes to Cognition (G2C) Online website funded by the Dana Foundation and Hewlett Foundation.

Monster Anatomy HD - Lower Limb

Monster Anatomy HD - Lower Limb is an interactive lower limb radiology atlas presented at the 2009 Radiological Society of North America annual meeting.

The application was developed in the Medical Imaging Department of the University Hospital Center of Nancy, France, under the supervision of Professor Alain Blum.

This application is designed for healthcare professionals (Radiologists, General Practitioners, Orthopedists, Surgeons, Physiotherapists among others) as well for students, as a reference and learning tool. It contains 384 contiguous MR slices (4-5 mm thickness) in the three anatomical planes.

Features:

  • Intuitive navigation with multiple shortcuts.
  • Fluid display of images in the three anatomical planes.
  • 3D Image volume (VR) allows precise location of slice position.
  • Over 500 different labels in accordance with the “Terminologia Anatomica" and current literature references.
    - Over 10.000 tags.
  • The five different display modes available (bones, joints, muscles, blood vessels and nerves) facilitates label visualization.
  • High image quality with a zooming tool.

Once the application is installed no network connection is necessary.

NB : Monster Anatomy is designed for trained healthcare professionals. This application is not intended as a substitute of patient/healthcare provider interaction or as a replacement of professional judgment.

Pocket Heart

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HEART APP EVER DESIGNED

-- 50% DISCOUNT FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY -- $19.99 --> $9.99.

Pocket Heart, our award-winning 3D Beating Heart App, redefines what engaging medical education content truly is with its elegant design, interactive quizzes, clinical cases and over 30,000 words of learning material.


At Pocket Anatomy, we’re a hybrid team of healthcare professionals, educators & software developers that create meaningful and beautiful 3D Interactive medical iOS Apps.

WHY POCKET HEART?

  • All content resides in the app (no need for wi-fi or 3G).
  • Universal Build – for iPhone and iPad
  • 30,000+ words of detailed anatomical and clinical content.
  • Intuitive 3D navigation (so you don’t have to scroll through long lists)
  • Multiple quiz types & options, enabling self-paced learning.
  • Interactive engaging multimedia content.
  • Used by medics and clinicians to enhance patient communication and information
  • Vital App for students of anatomy & physiology enabling them to study-on-the-go.
  • Teachers and lecturers appreciate the stunning visuals & multimedia content and the ability to use as an in-class learning tool.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Great for patient education, especially seeing the heart beat in real time"
***** - ThinkAnatomy.com

"Offers students a unique way to view the workings of the heart"
***** - GadgetRepublic.com

"Helpful to medical students, residents and clinicians"
***** - MedGadget.com

"Pocket Heart is truly a good learning tool for cardiac anatomy and physiology"
***** - iMedicalApps.com

PREMIUM CONTENT
Pocket Heart is your premium medical education mobile reference tool. It assists the medical, nursing and health care practitioner learn clinically relevant anatomy of the human heart for examination, revision and patient education purposes.

The intuitive navigation enables the user to visualize, hear and understand how the human heart works, in 3D. Anatomical structures in each layer are pinned for identification and associated with each pin is additional concise relevant information including clinical notes.

SUITE OF APPS
Our suite contains the following medical education apps:

  • Pocket Anatomy - Interactive Human Anatomy

  • Pocket Brain - Interactive Neuroanatomy

  • Pocket Heart - Interactive Cardiology

OUR COMMITMENT
Unlike alternative human anatomy software, our apps have been co-developed with practitioners, educators and medical students (from storyboard phase right through to present day versions on the store).

We see our range of apps as ever evolving, and we invite you, our external team members, to share your feedback with us on how to improve the content, usability and design of our apps.

Click on the Support Link below to participate in our Product Improvement Program.

GeneIndexHD

The app has hit end of life with iOS8.

GeneIndex quickly provides information about genes from various sources. It also includes a RSS reader for journal feeds as well as a PubMed viewer.

Key Features:

  • Look up genes by symbol or description.
  • Gene indexes for many mammals, plants, invertebrates, and bacteria.
  • Link to gene info on websites.
  • Download files for offline use. (.pdf, .mp3, .m4v, .doc, .ppt, .xls )
  • transfer files via open in, email, or iTunes file sharing
  • View RSS feeds for journals
  • Query GeneRIF interactions, COSMIC mutations, and CNV data for cell lines.
  • Does not require a network connection for local databases.
  • View and search PubMed in table view.
  • Auto download PDF files linked to PubMed or RSS feeds. (Subscriptions may be required depending upon the journal)

GeneIndex provides a convenient and portable way to lookup gene symbols while at a seminar, conference, or lab meeting. Genes are linked to common life science websites such as NCBI, COSMIC, KEGG, PubMed, BioGPS, UCSC genome browser, Pathway Commons, Genatlas, Wikipedia, HUGO, cBio, and OMIM. GeneRIF gene interactions can also be queried.

Examine the status of genes in common cell lines. A subset of COSMIC containing cell lines can be queried for mutations. Copy Number Variation (CNV) plots from cell lines profiled by GSK and Sanger are also linked to genes.

Use GeneIndex to discover and read scientific literature. Links to 1000+ scientific and medical journal feeds and PubMed searches allow one to find relevant articles, read abstracts, and download PDFs.

View article titles from current issues of leading journals such as Science, Nature, Cell, JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, and American Institute of Physics Journals. Many open access journals such as PLoS are listed.

Batch download PDF files from RSS feeds or PubMed searches. If you ever wanted to read a complete issue of Nature, it requires downloading 20+ PDF files with cryptic filenames. The auto download feature will download, rename, and link all the files in the RSS feed for easy access.

PDF files can be downloaded for offline reading, emailed, transferred to a PC, or opened in PDF readers such as iBooks or GoodReader. MP3 Podcasts can be downloaded and saved for offline listening. (Science, Cell, Nature, PNAS) Video podcasts can also be watched. (Cell)

Bookmark your own RSS feeds and website links. PubMed searches can be converted into RSS feeds that can be saved for future lookup.

Please do not use reviews for technical help.
Contact geneindex@gmail.com or post your question at www.facebook.com/geneindex so that more information can be obtained to diagnose the issue.

This version is Ad Free.

An important note regarding autodownloading. This convenience feature automates much of the tedium of downloading, saving, and renaming PDF articles. However, certain non-open source publishers are sensitive to the volume and frequency of downloads and may automatically blacklist your IP if they log too many downloads. A sensible guideline would be not to download more than one intends to read. To avoid the impression of systematically downloading a publisher's entire site, the autodownload function has a limit of 100 articles at a time. Please be aware of the publisher's terms of use and download responsibly to preserve this functionality.

Note: Institution based PDF downloading via Athensams or similar authentication is not supported. You can test downloading using the free app GeneIndex or JournalRSS.

Star Walk HD - Night Sky Map

Star Walk is the most beautiful stargazing app you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. It will become your go-to interactive astro guide to the night sky, following your every movement in real-time and allowing you to explore over 200, 000 celestial bodies with extensive information about stars and constellations that you find.

Over 8 million users! Winner of Apple Design Award 2010
No In-App Purchases

Get started quickly

• Launch the app and point your iPhone at the night sky, you'll see the stars, planets, satellites, and constellations in their proper place from your location. As you move your device, the star map updates in real time. The Moon is the easiest first target.

• Tap Augmented Reality icon in the upper right corner to add the image from your camera to your sky view.

• Use Night Mode to go easy on your eyes and preserve night vision when exploring the Universe.

Go deeper and beyond

• Every object you tap has an (i) next to its name, tap it to access information.

• A scale on right is the Time Machine, slide it to explore the map of the night sky of tomorrow or years ago.

• A calendar of celestial events will make sure you never miss anything interesting.

• TelRad will help you find the exact position of an object when stargazing with a telescope.

Share your experience

• Project to a big screen with no picture quality loss. Star Walk is your personal planetarium.

• Explore stunning space pictures in Picture of the Day.

• There is an entire stargazing twitter community within Star Walk - don't miss out!

Duran Duran's keyboard Nick Rhodes mentions Star Walk as his favorite app:

"With the Star Walk app, if you hold your iPod up towards the sky, you can see all the stars and constellations. It even tells you the names of all the planets. Then, if you point it towards the ground, it shows you what all the stars are in the other hemisphere. It’s brilliant, and if you’re ever somewhere with a clear sky and no light pollution, it’s a revelation. It’s beautifully designed and makes clever use of the available technology. I’m fascinated by astronomy, but even if you’re not, give this a go."

Links:
http://vitotechnology.com/star-walk.html
http://www.facebook.com/StarWalkApp
http://twitter.com/starwalk

Solar Walk - Explore Space and Planets System 3D

Solar Walk is an amazing 3D model of our solar system bringing the universe to the palm of your hand and allowing you to interact with planets, satellites, moons, comets and other space objects anytime and anywhere.

Start your fascinating journey through the realms of space and learn more about the universe we live in!

*** Over 6 million users!***
*** National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) - GOLD winner in the Educational Tools for Parents and Children category! ***
*** A Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner ***

“Simply amazing.” - Macworld

“Solar Walk serves up a visually impressive 3D model of our solar system. Set against a haunting, atmospheric soundscape, the app shows planets and satellites in their correct positions, and offers mini movies, facts and other related tidbits.” - TNW

“This jaw-dropping app provides a wholly interactive 3D model of our solar system, one that’s had me hooked for days. It’s the kind of thing you can imagine a science teacher using in the classroom of the future — except that we don’t have to wait.” - CNet

“Zoom from Mercury to Pluto (which makes the cut in this app), passing each planet’s moons along the way. Because Solar Walk knows what time it is, the planets are in proper orientation to the Sun: Earth is dark where it is currently night and gradually lightens to daytime on the other side.” - NY Times

"It's great for showing my students the relative positions of the planets in the solar system, the satellites orbiting the Earth and our place in the galaxy. Awesome with a smartboard as well." - by jbrown61

Solar Walk enables you to:

► Observe 3D model of our solar system with all its objects in real time and in proper orientation. Turn into an astronomer and explore planets, moons, satellites, asteroids, dwarf planets, comets, stars and other celestial bodies. Enjoy gorgeous graphics and visuals while navigating through the solar system!

► Make virtual flights from one space object to another.

► Travel in time and see what the universe and our solar system looked like at a certain period.

► Find an exciting view of the Milky Way Galaxy.

► Watch a collection of educational solar system movies to learn about space-related topics including Earth's moon phases, Earth's cycles, tidal phenomena, and zodiacal constellations.*

► Enjoy 3D planetarium with the help of special glasses and activating the anaglyph mode.

► Share interesting screenshots of the app with your friends.

► Choose the view mode comfortable for you (orrery/true-to-scale).

*Available through In-App Purchases.

Solar Walk is a great educational tool appropriate for both adults and children. The amount of information users can learn about the planets, moons, satellites and other celestial bodies is impressive. Information is age appropriate, detailed and animated video clips make learning our solar system even more engaging!

Our entire solar system can be explored through this excellent astronomy app!

Moon Atlas

Explore a 3D globe of the Moon

Moon Atlas is an astronomy application that lets you use pinch and finger gestures to manipulate a 3D globe of the Moon. This is a rendered sphere and not a static map image. As you zoom in more labels appear as finer detail comes into view. You can double tap on the labels to get more information about a particular feature.

Moon Atlas displays the phase and libration of the Moon from your chosen location and renders these on the globe. You can switch to a 'Globe' mode that allows you to spin the Moon around to see far side features. The feature database is searchable and can move the globe to a searched feature. The phase can be switched off and the far side is shown in a slightly darker shade of grey.

Date, time and location can be changed. There is also a realtime mode that will update to the current time.

The Moon globe can be shown with north or south at the top or inverted to suit different telescope views.

Over 1800 named features are included as well as 26 spacecraft that reached the surface of the Moon.

In addition, information about the current Moon phase and libration are provided. You can swipe left and right on the phase view to go backwards and forwards a day and on the libration chart to go backwards and forwards a month.

Mars, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn atlases are also available on the App Store!

Also there is Planisphere, a star charting app, available on the App Store!

If you fancy trying to land on the Moon, try Apollo Eagle, a simulation of the last 50,000 feet of the Apollo 11 landing.

Mars Globe HD

Take a tour of the mysterious Red Planet. This virtual globe combines a high-resolution satellite map with laser altimeter data and advanced topographic lighting to present the planet Mars as it appears from above. An Introduction and Guided Tour present some of Mars' most intriguing features. You can leave the guided tour and explore Mars as you like; over 1500 surface features have been annotated with information and links. Mars Globe HD is a must-have app for anyone interested in our solar system.

PLEASE NOTE: Regular Mars Globe is a smaller download and is free. This HD version has slightly, not extremely, better resolution and rendering.

Science Glossary

A glossary of scientific terms and short biographies that support our science education website, http://www.visionlearning.com. All definitions link to related terms and to free, detailed science learning modules. Though geared for high school and undergraduate students using our website, the glossary and modules are appropriate for anyone generally interested in science.

WolframAlpha

Remember the Star Trek computer? It's finally happening--with Wolfram|Alpha. Building on 25 years of development led by Stephen Wolfram, Wolfram|Alpha has rapidly become the world's definitive source for instant expert knowledge and computation.

Across thousands of domains--with more continually added--Wolfram|Alpha uses its vast collection of algorithms and data to compute answers and generate reports for you.

Parts of Wolfram|Alpha are used in the Apple Siri Assistant; this app gives you access to the full power of the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine. Domains covered by Wolfram|Alpha include:

MATHEMATICS
Elementary Math
Numbers
Plotting
Algebra
Matrices
Calculus
Geometry
Trigonometry
Discrete Math
Number Theory
Applied Math
Logic Functions

STATISTICS & DATA ANALYSIS
Descriptive Statistics
Regression
Statistical Distributions
Probability

PHYSICS
Mechanics
Electricity & Magnetism
Optics
Thermodynamics
Relativity
Nuclear Physics
Quantum Physics
Particle Physics
Statistical Physics
Astrophysics

CHEMISTRY
Elements
Compounds
Ions
Solutions
Reactions
Chemical Thermodynamics

MATERIALS
Alloys
Minerals
Crystallography
Plastics
Woods

ENGINEERING
Acoustics
Aeronautics
Electric Circuits
Fluid Mechanics
Steam Tables
Psychrometrics
Refrigeration

ASTRONOMY
Star Charts
Astronomical Events
Planets
Moons
Space Weather
Stars
Pulsars
Galaxies
Star Clusters
Nebulae
Astrophysics

EARTH SCIENCE
Geology
Geochronology
Geodesy
Earthquakes
Tide Data
Atmosphere
Climate

LIFE SCIENCES
Animals & Plants
Dinosaurs
DNA Sequence Lookup
Proteins
Genomes
Metabolic Pathways

COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCES
Cellular Automata
Substitution Systems
Turing Machines
Computational Complexity
Algebraic Codes
Fractals
Image Processing

UNITS & MEASURES
Conversions
Comparisons
Dimensional Analysis
Industrial Measures
Paint

DATES & TIMES
Date Computations
Time Zones
Calendars
Holidays
Geological Time

WEATHER
Current & Historical Weather
Forecasts
Wind Chill
Hurricanes
Clouds
Climate

PLACES & GEOGRAPHY
Maps
Projections
Geodesy
Navigation
Distances
Geomagnetism
Geocoding
Countries
Cities
Elevation Data
Oceans
Lakes
Rivers
Islands
Mountains

PEOPLE & HISTORY
People
Genealogy
Names
Occupations
Political Leaders
Historical Events, Periods & Countries
Historical Money

CULTURE & MEDIA
Books
Movies
Video Games
Fictional Characters
Mythology
Television Programs
Awards

MUSIC
Musical Notes
Intervals
Chords
Scales
Audio Waveforms
Instruments
Songs

WORDS & LINGUISTICS
Word Properties
Dictionary Lookup
Puzzles
Anagrams
Languages
Document Length
Morse Code
Soundex

SPORTS & GAMES
Football
Baseball
Olympics
Stadiums
Lotteries
Card Games

COLORS
Color Names & Systems
Color Addition
Temperatures
Wavelengths

MONEY & FINANCE
Stock Data
Indices
Mutual Funds
Futures
Mortgages
Present Value
Currency Conversion
Bonds
Derivatives Valuation
Wages
Sales Tax

SOCIOECONOMIC DATA
Demographics
Countries
US States
US Counties
Cities
Economics
Agriculture
Energy
Salaries
Unemployment
Cost of Living
Health Care
Housing
Social Statistics
Crime
Military
Religion

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Body Measurements
Growth Charts
Exercise
Diseases
Mortality Data
Medical Test Data

FOOD & NUTRITION
Foods
Dietary References

EDUCATION
International Education
Universities
Public Schools
Standardized Tests

ORGANIZATIONS
Companies
Hospitals
Foundations
International Organizations

TRANSPORTATION
Airports
Airlines
Aircraft
Flight Data
Gasoline Prices
Tides

TECHNOLOGICAL WORLD
Communications
Satellites
Space Probes
Photography
Barcodes

WEB & COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Website Data
IP Lookup
Notable Computers
String Processing
Hashing
Unicode Lookup

(Wolfram|Alpha Pro capabilities such as file upload and personal
analytics are not yet available through this app.)

Pocket Universe

There's never been a better time to get into Astronomy! Start off easy. with an app that will guide you around the night sky - and even entertain you a little when the skies are cloudy.

"The app works beautifully, making astronomy a bit less mysterious—but no less remarkable", MacWorld

"It’s truly an impressive marvel. 5 Mice out of 5", MacWorld.

"..one of the prettiest and easiest to use. And at three bucks, it’s a steal", Cult of Mac.

Apple App Store Staff Favorite

Voted Best Educational iPhone Application by AppAdvice


Note: Interested in beta testing the next version? Contact me with your email address :-)


Pocket Universe

Have you ever looked up at the night sky, and wondered what exactly you were looking at? Pocket Universe is an easy-to-use app that will help you learn the names of constellations, bright stars, planets and more. You can literally hold up your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch in front of you, and the app will use the built-in compass to display the same view of the sky you see - but one that's complete with names and information.

Then explore the Solar System, and take virtual walks on the surface of the Moon and Mars, before playing a game to help you learn more about astronomy that you thought possible.

Every night there is something to see: Pocket Universe will provide you a list of suggestions, as well as give you regularly updated news and observation tips - which you can even share with your friends.

You don’t need to be an expert to use Pocket Universe, and everything you see has a useful pop-up information window and links to Wikipedia for the latest information.

With over 80,000 stars, beautiful textures, built-in quiz games, updated news, lunar phases, information on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, an Orrery view, and more, there’s so much to explore.

For support or to ask a question, feel free to send a direct message on Twitter to @CraicDesign or email john@craicdesign.com.

Key Features

Pocket Universe was the first iPhone astronomy app to support the built-in compass, and it was also the first to add a true augmented reality view using the iPhone's built-in camera! Use the camera view in the evening or morning sky to overlay the labelled view over the real sky.

Simply hold up your iPhone in front of you, and the view will be exactly what you see - but with names and information at your fingertips. Move the iPhone around to see the view change in real-time. As previous iPhone models and the iPod Touch do not have a compass, the up/down movement is automatic, but you will need to drag the display left/right yourself.

Easy-to-use astronomy application, which focuses on helping you answer the question "What's that in the sky?"

• Works on all iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices running iOS 5 (iOS 7 recommended)

• Tracks the International Space Station, and predicts sightings

• Special "Show Me" mode will guide you to named stars, planets, constellations as well as the brightest galaxies and nebulae.

• "Tonight's Sky" and "Objects and Events" will keep you up-to-date, and give you suggestions for what to look for when you head outside.

• Constellation and Star Quiz to help you learn your way around the sky.

• Works in Northern Hemisphere and ‘Down Under’ too.

• Links to Wikipedia articles for the latest information.

• Responsive customer support, frequent updates.

Please note: Network access is only required to view supplementary web-based news and Wikipedia text. This app never transmits data from your device.

Note: iOS 8.x is recommended.

Note: Non-English localizations focus on solar system objects and constellation names.

NASA Visualization Explorer

NASA SCIENCE: REVEALED! This is the NASA Visualization Explorer, the coolest way to get stories about advanced space-based research delivered right to your iOS device. A direct connection to NASA’s extraordinary fleet of research spacecraft, this app presents cutting edge research stories in an engaging and exciting format. See the Earth as you’ve never seen it before; travel to places otherwise unavailable to even the most intrepid explorers! Download it now, tap into the power of NASA’s cutting-edge research today and check for new stories every week!

  • WiFi or cellular connection required -
Images Of Change

Natural disasters, a warming climate, and human activities are rapidly altering the face of our planet. NASA’s Images of Change app lets you take a close-up view of many of these changes in an exciting and hands-on format. The app presents a curated collection of the best image pairs from NASA’s Global Climate Change website. These image pairs show areas that have been subject to natural disasters or seen significant change over time. Compare Alaska’s Muir Glacier in 1941 to the glacier as it looked in 2004. Take a before-and-after look at flooding in the Missouri River or at wildfires in Colorado. See the expansion of agriculture in Saudi Arabia as viewed from satellites. All photo pairs can be viewed individually, side by side, or overlaid with a slider bar for easy comparisons. Each image pair contains background information and a map showing its location. The images presented in Images of Change are meticulously selected and constantly updated to give you an informative, compelling, and up-to-date visual experience.

Earth-Now

NASA's Earth Now is an application that visualizes recent global climate data from Earth Science satellites, including surface air temperature, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, and water vapor as well as gravity and sea level variations. Data sets are visually described using "false color" maps. Color-coded legends are provided to indicate relative strength or weakness of an environmental condition. The resulting 3D model of the Earth may be rotated by a single finger stroke, and may also be zoomed in or out by pinching 2 fingers. It was developed by the Earth Science Communications and Visualization Technology Applications and Development Teams at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with support from NASA Headquarters.

Sound Uncovered

Explore the surprising side of sound with Sound Uncovered, an interactive book featuring auditory illusions, acoustic phenomena, and other things that go bump, beep, boom, and vroom.

From the makers of Color Uncovered—the Exploratorium—this app puts you at the center of the experiment: Hear with your eyes, see with your ears, make and modify recordings, test your hearing, and more.

How do you make a saxophone growl? Are there secret messages in music played backward? Why does the sound of gum chewing drive some people mad? Listen up and find answers to these questions and more as you take an auditory trip to the place where sound gets truly interesting: the space between your ears.

Find more to explore from the Exploratorium online at www.exploratorium.edu. Better yet, visit us in person at our new home at Pier 15 in San Francisco, California.

***Tip for users with sound playback issues: make sure the side switch on your iPad is not set to mute. (This is separate from the volume control.)

Next Generation Science Standards

View the Next Generation Science Standards in one convenient FREE app! A great reference for teachers, parents, and students to easily read and understand the standards. Quickly find standards by various topic arrangements or keyword search.

The NGSS App is a product of MasteryConnect (www.masteryconnect.com) in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association (www.nsta.org/ngss). The standard content and NGSS trademarks within the app are ©Copyright 2013 Achieve, Inc. All rights reserved.

DIY Nano HD

The DIY Nano HD app allows families to experience and learn about nanoscale science, engineering, and technology at home or on the go!
The app provides free, easy to use, hands-on activities at your fingertips. Each activity includes materials lists, step-by-step instructions, and detailed explanations. The activity materials are widely available and inexpensive, and you probably have many of them in your own home!
Our app includes links to family friendly videos and helps you browse the whatisnano.org website for more information, activities, and videos.

An iPhone version is available, too!

The DIY Nano app was a collaboration of:
Lawrence Hall of Science
Sciencenter
Emily Maletz Graphic Design
NISE Net, a national collaboration of science museums.
Funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Algodoo

Algodoo

Become an inventor with Algodoo - Start designing and testing your ideas in seconds. Algodoo is endless fun for any age to create, play & learn physics!

In a simulated “real” world you can build, play and make your inventions come alive. With simple drawing tools, objects like gears, motors, lasers, springs, ropes, and even water, you can test wacky ideas, build amazing machines and design cool games. Easily share your beautiful creations with friends and challenge them to use their own creative minds.

The simulation methods are based on cutting edge technology and also used by Algoryx in advanced engineering simulations, movie visual effects and virtual realitys simulators! In Algodoo they come in a irresistible format accessible for everyone.

Algodoo is also available for Mac on the Mac App Store!

Algodoo includes the following features:

◉ For drawing and building
Algodoo comes with an abundance of tools for constructing, building and creating your designs.

• Use the unique Sketch tool - an all-in-one tool with gestures for multi drawing and editing - that makes your workflow quick and easy.
• Or draw your creations with basic tools like Circles, Boxes, Polygons, Planes, Gears, Ropes & Chains.

• Make your inventions truly unique by adding physics like Springs, Axles, Thrusters, Lasers, Fixates and Tracers.
• Edit and interact with your creations using tools like Scale, Rotate, Move, Cut and Drag.
• For even more editing you can make water, set collision layers, group objects, add mechanics, etc, to your different components.

◉ For design and final touches
The Algodoo world is colorful but you can easily change the look and feel in Algodoo.

• Set color for your background, water and your objects. Save your colors as different palettes for future work. You can also change the look of your artwork with pre-made palettes like X-ray, Optics, Sunset, and many others.
• Experiment with different materials in Algodoo. In seconds you can set density, friction and restitution for your objects. Making them slippery like ice, heavy like gold or bouncy like a rubber ball. Algodoo comes with 9 different pre-made materials: Gold, Glass, Stone, Steel, Rubber, Helium, Wood, Ice and the Default Algodoo material.

◉ For sharing and daring
If you want some inspiration, find scenes in “Algobox” - a library of Algodoo creations. There are more than 30 000 user-created scenes that you will find amazing, awe-inspiring and fun.

• Browse around for hours, download and play your favourite scenes, all within Algodoo.
• Sign up for your personal account and start sharing your creations. Challenge your friends to try them or dare them to build even cooler scenes.
• Rate, comment and like all scenes on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

◉ Quick and easy to get started
Algodoo comes with built-in tutorials which step-by-step introduce you to all the tools an main functions. Getting started is made even easier. If you want additional training and tips then watch some of the many videos and webinars that exist from links within Algodoo.

Algodoo is just endless fun for any age to create, play & learn physics!

Science360

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 app for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and engineering centers.

If you have questions or comments, or if you are an NSF-funded researcher and would like to have your images or video included in the app, contact science360app@nsf.gov.

Features:

  • Spectacular images from NSF-funded institutions available in high resolution for download to your iPad
  • Fun and engaging streaming video (WiFi or 3G connection required) on a wide range of topics
  • Hundreds of images and videos to experience, with new content added weekly
  • Share images and videos on Facebook and Twitter or via email
  • Keep abreast of breaking stories in scientific discovery as they happen with the in-app news feed
  • Pan through content in the unique 360 view or find content via keyword with a simple two finger touch
  • With a single touch, save favorite images and video within the app so that they can easily be found again
Science360

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 app for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and engineering centers.

If you have questions or comments, or if you are an NSF-funded researcher and would like to have your images or video included in the app, contact science360app@nsf.gov.

Features:

  • Spectacular images from NSF-funded institutions available in high resolution for download to your iPad
  • Fun and engaging streaming video (WiFi or 3G connection required) on a wide range of topics
  • Hundreds of images and videos to experience, with new content added weekly
  • Share images and videos on Facebook and Twitter or via email
  • Keep abreast of breaking stories in scientific discovery as they happen with the in-app news feed
  • Pan through content in the unique 360 view or find content via keyword with a simple two finger touch
  • With a single touch, save favorite images and video within the app so that they can easily be found again
Tick Bait's Universe

Teacher With Apps Certified
"Tick Bait is so inviting and so engaging that it just calls out for students to come and explore."

-- Lori Bracey 7th & 8th Grade Science Teacher, Southampton Intermediate School, New York

"This well-designed odyssey truly does put the universe at viewers’ fingertips."
-- Kirkus Reviews

For ages 7 to 70! - With this app, kids (and kids at heart) can easily zoom in and out to explore the universe. They can zoom up to see Earth’s atmosphere, our solar system, galaxies and beyond. They can also zoom down into the microscopic world to explore bacteria, viruses, DNA, atoms, protons and beyond.

The beautiful and kid friendly illustrations make these scientific concepts more accessible and less intimidating.

Educationally, Tick Bait’s Universe helps kids grasp complex scientific concepts. A proton is unimaginably small. A galaxy is unimaginably large. Children have a hard time relating to objects and scientific concepts that are so different from their everyday world. Tick Bait’s Universe helps kids understand the scale of objects in the universe and their own place in it. It also provides an environment to introduce many scientific concepts and facts that otherwise would remain abstract and hard for them to understand.

The result is an app that encourages a child’s natural curiosity about science without overwhelming him or her.