17 of the Best Science Apps for Elementary School Students
At last count, there were over 80,000 educational apps available to teachers. There are apps for everything: literacy, STEM, productivity, audiovisual, etc. There are apps which improve accessibility for students with different learning challenges, i.e. text to voice, voice to text, etc.
While many of these may be a dream come true for educators, the dizzying array of choices is also a nightmare. Teachers just don’t have time to filter through thousands of apps to find the one that works best for the needs of their students. To help, we started to create curated lists of the best apps in a variety of education related categories. In this installment, we will present the best science apps for elementary school students.
- Mosa Mack Science– This interactive website turns students into science detectives.
- JASON– Gives students an excellent introduction into
- NOVA– Exciting science videos that have high-quality classroom applications.
- Koantum– Reach young scientists with the 5E model and kid-friendly lessons.
- Mystery Science– Well thought out science curriculum and experiments.
- Climate Kids – NASA’s Eyes on the Earth– Students can learn all about the earth’s climate with this groundbreaking site.
- ArtsEdge– An app that helps teachers put the A in STEAM.
- DIY– A website that lets users design cool new stuff.
- KidsThinkDesign– Provides projects that inspire kid’s curiosity and creativity.
- Khan Academy– With over 40,000 interactive Common Core aligned practice questions and over 10,000 videos and explanations in math, science, and more, Khan Academy is the perfect app for students of all ages to study.
- Mystery Science– Thoughtful science curriculum that piques kid’s curiosity.
- Wisconsin Fast Plants– Simple way to teach kids about plants.
- CK-12– Super STEM resource with highly accessible content.
- National Geographic Kids– Amazing photos of wildlife and indigenous people.
- Zooniverse– Research-based content that helps teachers make their content relatable.
- Happy Little Farmer– Helps students learn the life cycle of plants by allowing them to grow their own plants.
- Smithsonian’s National Zoo– This app allows students to participate in a virtual field trip to a zoo.
Did we miss any? If so, list them in the comments section below.