If you have a kid that loves science, if you love science, or if you just have an iPad and want to look at some really cool stuff, then read on. These three free science apps for the iPad are well worth downloading and are tons of learning fun.
The Exploratorium Color Uncovered app is an interactive ebook on the science of light, color and color perception. Containing a cool, simple to use interface and packed full of awesome interactive games and optical illusions, this app is sure to captivate even those people who think they don’t like science.
I cannot stress enough how remarkable this app is, so you will just have to install it directly and see for yourself. The free NOVA Elements app for the iPad contains the complete two-hour video of NOVA’s Hunting the Elements special with David Pogue, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.Peruse an interactive periodic table of the elements to acquire fun facts about every element from hydrogen to ununoctium.
And then create the atoms and common chemical compounds, particle by particle, in an interactive game that helps kids (and adults) learn naturally how chemical bonds are designed. You won’t be able to put this app down… and neither will your kids.
If you haven’t visited the American Museum of Natural History’stremendous exhibit on bioluminescence, then you may not have to anymore. This gorgeously implemented app is almost as good as being there. Hear how fireflies make their guts light-up, watch a dolphin whirl through a flashing sea of tiny glowing creatures, and uncover how scientists exposed the mysteries of creatures that glow in the dark.
This app also includes tips for producing a hospitable place for luminescent creatures in your own backyard, too. It is a great way to get you and your kids off the iPad and into the physical exploration of science in the real world.
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