Recommended Secondary Science Apps

App Name Cost Subject How will this app help you in your classroom?
3D Brain free med term, cna This app lets you rotate and virtually dissect a brain, with great information about each specific part and what it does.  It lets you visualize exactly where structures are located.
Animation lite Free Any Create animation videos , drawings, sketches etc.
Atoms HD Lite Free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated Help teach atoms structure and composition
Ballistic Trajectory Calculator 0.99 Physics This app can be used for students to check calculations in projectile motion.  This is a problem area for many students.
Body . . . Books Free Biology, Animal Science This app is helpful when teaching body systems.  It has free materials as well as materials that cost $2.99 to purchase.
Britannica Kids: Volcanoes $4.99 Earth Systems Getting the students more familiar with locations of volcanoes and volcanic processes.
Butterfly Farm Free 7th Grade Integrated Used to show genetic change/adaptation.  Used more as an additional reward at the end of a project.
Cell Free Biology Great explanations of cell processes.  Video, still picture, and even short quizzes.  Super interesting.
Cell & Cell Structure by Emantras 2.99 7th Grade Integrated Gives great cell and organelle structure. Flash cards, quizzes.
CNA ABBR 0.99 CNA Ready made flashcards for the required list of abbreviations.  Great tool for reviewing or playing games.
Coaster Physics 0.99 8th Grade Integrated The app allows the students to study roller coasters and build their own.
Common Rocks Free 8th Grade Integrated This app groups the types of rocks and is invaluable in the rock cycle study.
Diptic $0.99 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Physics Allows students to put together photo collages for science presentations and/or storytelling. These collages can be saved or exported to other apps to be shared or printed.
Downcast $1.99 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Physics It is an easy to use podcast player and will allow me to access and use podcasts of science content in the classroom.
earthhquake lite free 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems This is an app that shows the magnitude of earthquakes and where they happen.  It is live and will map where the earthquakes have hapened.
Educreations Free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Physics Create video projects, record lessons, etc. and share them online.
Elements 6.99 8th Grade Integrated The app has the entire periodic table. Each element has the information and an amazing picture of the raw element. A fun way for students to see the similarities and differences between them.
elements quiz free Chemistry Quiz on element names and symbols
Emissions Tracker Free Earth Systems Help raise student’s climate change awareness by keeping track of greenhouse gas emissions,
Exploriments $3.99 7th Grade Integrated App can allow you to change shapes and densities of various objects to show the relationship of mass, volume and density.
Exploriments:Weight, Mass & Force of Gravity Free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated Demonstrate the difference bewtween mass and wieght,  expecially when telling about the influence of gravity.  Kids interact to change variable and see what the effect is on the weight.
First Aid by American Red Cross free first aid (HLTH 1200) This is a quick resource for any basic first aid problem.  It would also be a great test review.  It includes safety tips, videos, and animations.
flashcards free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Physics I am hoping that  my students who have access to ipads or ipods will download the flashcards that I create to help them study for the test.  My students don’t study very welll so I am hoping that if I  giive them a tool to study it may help.
Folds and Faults 0.99 Earth Systems This app will allow students to become more familiar with folding & faulting, the connection of these forces to mountain building, changes of rock due to stress and the underlying cause of earthquakes.
Fossils Jourist 3.99 8th Grade Integrated This app helps with the fossil identification and where they are found.
Frog Dissection by Emantras Inc 3.99 7th Grade Integrated, Biology The app will enable the students to participate in a dissection without the real Frog. This will take the fear away from the activity. It will also allow the class to see what to expect without the drama. Organ systems and Organs.
Gene Screen Free Biology Fun way to learn about recessive genetic traits in real world populations.
Gene Screen Free 7th Grade Integrated Interactive Punnett Squares, Shows inheritance of autosomal recessive traits, maps of areas of world where/why those diseases are more common there (Tay-Sachs Disease)
Goskywatch Planetarium  for IPad Free Earth Systems Students can quickly locate & identify stars, planets, constellations, and more by pointing iPad to the sky.  Students can study the sky both day and night.
Graph Free 8th Grade Integrated, Biology Allow students to graph experimental data digitally.
Hubble Top 100 Free Earth Systems Students can access a universe of knowledge by observing the top 100 Hubble images which also includes many pertinent facts about the origin and composition of objects in space,
Hudson alpha I ell Free 7th Grade Integrated, Biology Shows cell organelles and description in 3D. Cell can be rotated. Language can be selected from basic, intermediate or advanced.
I Nigma Free Biology This is so fun to create guided learning activities for all content areas.  This would also be fun and educational for students to create their own projects using this app.
iCell Free Biology, Animal Science This app will help me when teaching cell organelles.  It has sections for animal cells, plant cells, and bacteria.
imotion HD free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Physics Adjust the time-lapse interval to “watch” fruit rot or plants grow. Turn science projects/inquiry labs into real-time events with first-hand, observable data.
imotion hd free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Physics This is a slow motion app that will allow you to set it up and take pictures auto matically that you can then speed up this willl help during certain labs that we wil do to collect data
iTunes U Free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Physics Access to a large catalog of free education content – lectures, videos, books and other resources to help me stay current with the concepts I teach and help students learn in science.
Khan Academy Free Biology, Animal Science The videos will aide in teaching various biology topics.  They are not long, thus keeping the students attention.
Kingdom of Plants with David Attenborough $11.99 7th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems Can be used to help students study ecosystems.  My students make foodwebs, which show energy flow through the system.  This app would help with making those connections.
Leafsnap Free 7th Grade Integrated, Biology Compare plant leaf photos with those in the app data base.
Leafsnap HD Free 7th Grade Integrated The students can bring in leaves and then see how they are classified so they understand how keys work.
Lewis Dots free Chemistry teaching valence electrons and Lewis structures
Middle School Science 8th grade Free 8th Grade Integrated Another review game that covers matter and geology.  Chemistry, energy, biology, experimental process and physics can be purchased as a pack for $.99.
Mindmeister for IPad Free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Physics It allows you to make maps of new ideas, graphic organizers can be synced and shared.
Minerals and Gemstones by Jourist 3.99 8th Grade Integrated A great app to help identify rocks and minerals along with rock types and groupings. Makes mineral identification easier.
Molecule Rush free Chemistry see and build 3D molecules
Molecules Free Biology  Students can view the structure of molecules in 3D, and compare different models to gain a better understanding on how they work.
MyRadar Free Earth Systems When studying weather, one can track storms anywhere in the country.
NASA Visualization Explorer Free Earth Systems Let students explore on their own (or show on screen) the new research and exploration of NASA.
NatureTap Free 7th Grade Integrated, Biology Birdwatcher’s delight! Find names, locations, traits & migration patterns for local birds you’ve observed. Press “play” to hear the bird call it makes! Can we attract birds with these calls???
Newton’s Cradle physics ++ Free Physics This is a great demo for momentum.  It also allows you to demonstrate the effect of gravity on a falling object.
Nova Elements Free 7th Grade Integrated, Chemistry It allows the students to discover the periodic table, make elements by adding protons, neutrons, and electrons and then make molecules by combining elements.
Nova Elements Free 7th Grade Integrated, Chemistry, Physics Mankind has been waiting 100,000 years for this app! Get YOUR students building their own atoms. Keep a bulletin board–class records of the fastest atom builders.
NOVA elements Free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, Chemistry Help teach elements and properties.
Nuclear Free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Physics Great 3-D imaging of how electrons really travel around atoms.
On-Screen DNA Model $3.99 7th Grade Integrated, Biology Beautiful model can that be manipulatede by the touch of a finger.  Shows correct size of the grooves, lefrt and right handedness. Too much datail for 7th grade except to show the overall 3-dimensionality and beauty of the molecule itself.  Perhaps could better utilized by HS Biology students or teachers
Osy Osmosis HD by IS3D-Online 3.99 7th Grade Integrated, Biology Osmosis in action
OwlPelletsLite Free 7th Grade Integrated This app will help the students see the organ system of various rodents. It all also help them see the digestive system of an owl
Painless Earth Science Challenge Free 8th Grade Integrated It can be a fun way for students to review concepts and unlock silly games as a reward.
Particle zoo free Chemistry, Physics Quark info and game-fun
Pearltrees Free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Physics It will help visual learners collect, organize, and share internet resources as they brainstorm and research.
Physics 2 HD Free Physics This app allows students to pick virtually any topic in physics – the entire core ++, and it lists all the mathematical formulas for that topic with a short, clear explaination.A great review tool.
Physics! Free Physics This app is one students can use to check their calculatIons.  It allow the user to chek calculations for problems in the areas of Newton’s 1st Law, falling objects, waves & collisions.
Pig Dissection 2.99 Biology, Animal Science This app will be helpful when preparing for pig dissections.  It will allow me to show the students the various organs we will be looking for.  It could also be used as a replacement for students with weaker stomachs who cannot handle the actual dissection.
popular mechanics quake tracker Free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems It presents data in a visual format to demonstrate that earthquakes are an every-day occurance here on planet earth, and that our planet is in a constant state of flux.
Pulse News for iPad Free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Physics It will let students choose and share science stories that they might be interested in and/or care about from thousands of top news sources.
Puzzling Plates $1.99 Earth Systems Students can interact with plates to learn how they affect the earth.
QRC elements free Chemistry link symbol of element to name.  Timed
Qwiki Free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Physics It will give students concise and precise interactive summaries of millions of topics.
Science Free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Physics A resource to current articles about science in the news and science careers.
science 360 (National Science Foundation) Free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Physics Concise videos are perfect for group viewing, analysis, summarizing and presenting, or to enhance teacher presentations.
Science 360 for iPad Free Earth Systems, Biology From NSF with lots of images and video to enrich an science lesson.
Science VL Free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Physics Glossay of science terms and vocabulary.
ScienceHouse Free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Physics These are video clips of various science topics with demonstrations.
ScienceHouse Free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Physics These are video clips of various science topics with demonstrations.
Show me Free Biology Lectures from various teachers other resource for objective being taught
Smithsonian Channel Free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Physics This channel allows you to watch smithsonian videos that are changed often and you can even create your own channel.
Solar Walk $0.99 Earth Systems This app can be used to model the solar system. It is interactive and will give the student real time data about the solar system and it’s planets.
splice video editor free all this is extremely useful for making presentations to present data on experiments.
Star Walk $4.99 Earth Systems Allows students to easily locate and identify 20,000+ objects in the night sky.
StudyBlue free any It is a great flashcard app.  I can do test reviews or just give my students resource materials that they can also access on a smart phone or ipad.  They can also put in their own flashcards.
Table of elements HD Free Chemistry This is a good reference sheet for students
Teacher’s Pick HD 1.99 any Lets you import your student list and then gives you random names to call on.  It keeps track and takes names out of the rotation until you reset it.  What I like better than that is that it will assign random groups.  I am always trying to find new ways to mix things up when I do groups!
TED FREE 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, Biology, Chemistry, Physics While there is a broad range of topic videos to choose from and not all of them will work in a science classroom, there are many to view on topics of discovery, invention, creativity, inquiry, etc.  These are interesting and represent views and thoughts from people on the forefront of discovery.
The night sky $0.99 Earth Systems It shows the locations of the stars and planets.  It can help with showing the kids the movement of the planets, constellations, etc.
The Rock Cycle Interactive  Story Free Earth Systems Explaining the rock cycle as we study the earth.
The Rock Cycle-Interactive Story Free 8th Grade Integrated Great rock cycle story that illustrates how rocks change.
Think Free 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated, Earth Systems, History of technology Very cool film showing how human progress to improve human lives takes place. Then many screens with info on history of advancements in Many areas of human achievements. Then inspiration to THINK and continue the process forward.
Video Biology free then monthy cost Biology Short videos to introduce concepts and review.  Great option for starter activity using questions students must answer from watching video. These are short videos that I think would keep student attention.
video science free 8th Grade Integrated, Chemistry gives great demos and shows in a video form how to do them
VideoScience free Chemistry additional demonstrations via video
Visanatomy lite Free 7th Grade Integrated, Biology Shows systems, organs, and such
Vital Signs of Camera by Philips Innovation 0.99 7th Grade Integrated The app allows the student to record their pulse and breathing. It can collect many samples and graph the. It will enable the students to understand the function of the Organ and organ systems involved.
Weather Mapper Free initially. Changes to .99 Earth Systems Students will be able to easily view maps of current and forecast weather conditions. They will  be able to find specific conditions at many different station models worldwide. Students will better understand how a meteorologist  predicts and tracks weather.
WebMD Free Health Students are able to look up specific words or conditions
Wonders of Geology and Aerial Vew of America’s Mountains 12.99 7th Grade Integrated, 8th Grade Integrated As the students learn of the interior of the Earth this app will allow them to see the affects of the interior movement.