Science education has changed a lot with advances in technology. Students have so much more information and resources at their fingertips. Technology and the internet are very important tools to help young students appreciate science from an earlier age. There are many great apps available tailored especially for high school students that can make learning science fun and help them with their homework. This article looks at five of the apps available now.
The Chemical Touch
This is a great free app for chemistry students. It is easy to use and makes the periodic table come alive. When the student touches one of the elements of the periodic table on the app, this opens up additional information on that particular element. They can learn more about the properties and atomic mass. This app also has a chart with the different amino acids and the same learning features. If more information on the element or amino acid is required, the student can follow a link to the appropriate Wikipedia page.
Biology can be great fun, but not every student enjoys the sight of blood or the experience of doing a dissection. Others may have religious reasons why they must avoid such classroom activities. A common school science experiment is the frog dissection, and now there is a ready alternative to this. The Frog Dissection app allows students to carry out the experiment on a virtual frog.
The app is a great learning tool because it also provides detailed instructions on how to carry out the virtual dissection. There is also a lot of information about the frog’s organs and an opportunity to compare the frog’s anatomy to human anatomy. This can be a good practical tool for in-class and home learning.
NASA Visualization Explorer
This free app from NASA is a great way to get students interested in the universe. Students can explore further concepts of the planets and galaxy than can be covered in the classroom. It is also a great aid for science projects.
The app contains plenty of visuals and articles as well. Students can learn about the solar system, the earth, and further topics on the universe. The NASA Visualization Explorer app also allows users to keep up with the latest related news stories and is updated regularly. Students can stay informed about the exciting discoveries and research that NASA is making and doing.
A major part of learning science is the visual aspect and connection, and this app has a lot of that. Project Noah makes learning about wildlife exciting for students. Students of biology and ecology can learn about plants and animals in a fun and interactive way. The tracking and badge system also makes this app a great option for Boy Scouts.
Learning about cells is easier when you can visualize it. The iCell app is a 3-D cell app that helps students to see cells in a new way. They can see the different structures and makeup of cells for various organisms including plants, animals, and bacteria.
This app works for different ages and grade levels, and the right level information can be accessed accordingly. Additional features include the zoom option to get a better glimpse of different cell structures and the in-depth information about the properties of cells. There is also color-coded DNA in the cells on this app.
There are lots of other great science apps available. These cover various areas of science including chemistry, biology, physics, math, coding, and technology. They can help students with visualization, extra practice, and research topics. These apps are great for homework or just learning more about science for fun.