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The top 25 Science iPad Apps for Elementary Teachers

VideoScience
A growing library of over 80 hands-on Science lessons that are great for home and the classroom. These short videos demonstrate inexpensive and easy to recreate experiments that are designed to inspire and excite kids of all ages.

VideoScience is hosted by Dan Menelly, a Science Teacher at the UN International School and a 2010 Einstein Fellow with the National Science Foundation in the Office of Cyberinfrastructure.

VideoScience is proudly brought to you by Science House and the Science House Foundation.
Britannica Kids: Volcanoes
“This is a beautifully designed app that’s full of information, activities and games…Encyclopedia Britannica Kids Volcanoes provides wonderful content in a friendly and educational presentation. The app definitely lives up to the Encyclopedia Britannica name.” – The iPhone Mom (www.iphonemom.com)
Britannica Kids: Solar System
This latest addition to the Britannica Kids series is the perfect app for exploring the secrets of the Solar System in a fun and engaging way. Learn and play at the same time through a variety of games like Memory Match, Jigsaw Puzzles, and the Magic Square among others. Explore the solar system through a wealth of amazing images (which you can e-mail to friends!) videos and informative articles. And as it’s from Encylopædia Britannica, you can be sure it’s appropriate and safe for the whole family.
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.
NASA App
Come explore with NASA and discover the latest images, videos, mission information, news, feature stories, tweets, NASA TV and featured content with the NASA App for iOS.
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Smithsonian Magazine

Smithsonian Magazine
A very well designed science app with engaging interactive activities. The app utilizes multimedia contents when instroducing science concepts. Kids will have many opportunities to get hands-on to try out some experiments themselves.
TinkerBox HD
If you can imagine it, you can build it with TinkerBox.

TinkerBox is a fun, free-to-play physics puzzle game. While it is full of interesting science facts and teaches basic engineering concepts, TinkerBox is more than just educational!
Take the tools in your hands to explore your creativity and imagination with Invent mode. Build outrageous machines, share them with your friends, or download popular inventions online at http://www.tinkerboxnews.com.
Stretch your brain through the devious Puzzle mode. Get immersed in physics-based puzzles and mechanical concepts, where your only hope for success is your creative problem solving.
Ladybug at Orchard Avenue - Smithsonian's Backyard
Join Ladybug in this exciting digital book app as she encounters many predators while hunting for food and searching for a winter home. Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Ladybug's bright red coloring helps to keep her safe, but will she find enough food and a safe shelter for the winter months ahead?
Ice Is Nice! (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat)
Climb aboard The Cat in the Hat's SS Ice Chopper and explore the animals and geography of the North and South Poles! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Kids will love learning about the Earth's orbit around the sun, how polar bears stay warm, and more with the familiar characters of the Cat in the Hat!
Turtle Trek™ - Adventure with Friendly Turtle from SeaWorld® Kids
Join us for a Turtle Trek underwater swimming adventure! Dive under the ocean with your baby turtle and swim as far as you possibly can. Touch and tap to collect coins, discover treasure and meeting other sea animals. Watch out for those sharks or any other creatures that can stand in your way, those are the bad guys! Brought to you by SeaWorld Kids, where imagination meets nature, Turtle Trek is a fun and engaging learning game for all kids to experience an ocean adventure.
Meet the Insects: Forest Edition
a wonderful encyclopedia of forest insects. With seamlessly integrated multimedia contents, kids will be fully inmerged into the beautiful forest insects world. They can search insects by shape (size and color). In addition, kids can also upload their own discoveries onto the app, such as pictures, names, locations, features.
Peterson Backyard Birds - A Field Guide to Birds of North America
Quickly identify over 160 common birds seen in the backyards of North America, with Roger Tory Peterson's innovative identification system, time-tested illustrations, and our unique display of similar looking birds for fast visual comparison. And, it's free!
Weird But True
The best-selling Weird But True app is better than ever with more facts, more sounds, more surprises, and more fun! With a fresh new look and exciting new content, Weird But True has even more mind-benders than ever before—more than 900 kid-friendly facts!
The phenomenally popular department in National Geographic Kids magazine and best-selling book franchise, Weird But True is available for iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad as a single purchase.
Frog Dissection
Frog Dissection from Punflay, is a greener alternative for teaching dissection in the classroom. This iPad app is suitable for middle-school students who are learning about organs and organ systems as part of their life science curriculum. Students can try dissecting a virtual specimen with all the trappings that come with the real procedure-minus the mess of course! Besides a virtual chloroformed specimen, the app comes with all the dissection tools and detailed instructions to complete the procedure. Once dissection is complete, the frog’s organs are exposed for further study. Vivid 3D images will help students visualize the internal organs very effectively. For enhanced learning experience, the app also has information on the different types of frogs, frogs’ life cycle, anatomical comparison of frogs with humans, an interactive quiz and detailed descriptions of the organs.
Cell and Cell Structure
Welcome to a fascinating journey learning about cells, cell parts and structure, and their specific functions. Emantras has launched this new educational app, Cell and Cell Structure, that’s written for middle school students, and also provides a great review for high school students. Learn about life’s smallest unit – the cell. Students and teachers will appreciate the detailed 2D and 3D imagery, stunning graphics and in-depth content. Specifically designed for middle-school students, and offering a detailed review for high school students, this biology app is the perfect compliment to the life-science curriculum.
Chemist - Virtual Chem Lab
Chemist is your portable chemistry lab. It’s the only virtual chemistry lab* for tablets to conduct chemistry experiments, explore chemistry reactions with different lab tools. Try mixing chemicals by pouring them into beakers or test tubes. You can also heat the chemicals with a bunsen burner, or put a piece of cesium into water.

*currently only supports inorganic chemistry. Organic contents may be available in future updates.
Bobo Explores Light
Discover an app that takes fundamental scientific concepts for school-age children and injects them with humor, astonishment and whimsy.

Video: http://bit.ly/BoboVideo

App Features:
• Over 100 pages of exciting, interactive content
• 21 in-depth topics such as lasers, lightning, and bioluminescence
• Friendly robot companion Bobo
• Interactive 3D holograms
• Hands-on experiments and fully-functional gadgets
• Dozens of supplementary videos, articles, animations and trivia
Where's My Water?
Get the GAME OF THE YEAR award-winning puzzler!

Help Swampy by guiding water to his broken shower. Each level is a challenging physics-based puzzle with amazing life-like mechanics. Cut through dirt to guide fresh water, dirty water, toxic water, steam, and ooze through increasingly challenging scenarios! Every drop counts!
• Original Stories & Characters – Play through 4 unique stories featuring Swampy, Allie, Cranky and Mystery Duck. That’s over 500 amazing puzzles!
• Innovative Mechanic – See water in various forms and use your creativity to solve the puzzles – totally stimulating!
• Collectibles, Challenges, and Bonus Levels – Collect special items uniquely designed for each character and complete cool challenges to unlock bonus levels! “Tri-Duck” each level for ultimate bragging rights!
• Synchronization – Share your hard earned progress across multiple iOS 5 devices!
Monster Physics™
Monster Physics™ is a unique building app that lets you play with physics! Build and operate your own car, crane, rocket ship, plane, helicopter, tank and more!

BUILD IT:
Set your imagination free! Build intricate, working contraptions with over 68 different parts including wheels, rockets, propellers, cannons, magnets, claws, wings and more. Choose from different materials including metal, wood, plastic, rubber and ice. Connect parts together by welding them, drawing a rope or chain between them with your finger or using special dynamic joints to bring them to life.
NOVA Elements
Did you ever wonder why the periodic table is shaped the way it is, what gives each element its own unique set of properties, or even how elements combine to make everyday objects such as a cup of coffee? With “NOVA Elements,” explore an interactive periodic table, play a game hosted by David Pogue, or watch the two-hour NOVA program, “Hunting the Elements.”
Science360 for iPad
The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 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.
Star Walk™ - 5 Stars Astronomy Guide
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.
Solar Walk™ - Planets of the Solar System
Remember building a solar system in high school? Cups and papier-mache balls are in the past, because Solar Walk is an interactive orrery that shows all planets and satellites of the solar system in their correct positions in real time.

This 3D solar system model lets you navigate between planets, see their positions on a specific date, explore how they move and why. You will see the entire Milky Way galaxy from a far and zoom in to study all the planets and satellites in close-up, learn their trajectories, inner structures, history of their exploration, and geography.
KidScience
Unleash your inner scientist with KidScience, the app that puts a science lab at your fingertips with simple recipes for mind-blowing experiments using everyday ingredients.
 
You can search for experiments based on:
 
· What you have on hand (Got milk? Food coloring? You can do an experiment.)
· Age of scientist  (2 to 92)
· Time available (5 minutes? Half an hour? Two days? You’ve got time!)
· Type of science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry…try them all!)
 
Our watch-and-do photos and videos make it easy to follow step-by-step instructions for real science experiments. Simple explanations of the science behind the fun are included with each experiment. You can even make a shopping list if you don’t have everything you need for a project.
Cut the Rope
A mysterious package has arrived, and the little monster inside has only one request… CANDY!  Collect gold stars, discover hidden prizes and unlock exciting new levels in this addictively fun, award-winning, physics-based game!

Key features:
•    16 boxes with 400 levels
•    Innovative physics gameplay
•    Adorable character
•    Outstanding graphics
•    Om Nom® animation shorts
•    Superpowers
•    Constant free updates with new levels and animations