Science Apps, Games, and Websites

From the characteristics of plants and animals to those of Earth and space, science is all about inspiring curiosity and discovering the world. With these great apps, games, and websites, kids can develop the skills of a scientist such as asking questions, making observations, collecting data, and examining their findings, in addition to broadening their understanding of the various fields of science.

Browse Science Apps, Games, and Websites

 
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Sweet friends help preschoolers learn about animals.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
 
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Excellent example of educational interactive television.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
 
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Innovative way to learn about gray matter.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
 
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Cuddly game teaches hygiene and health with stuffed friends.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2013)
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Preschoolers build, explore, and play in colorful ocean app.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
 
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A gentle introduction to the science world for young kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
 
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Engaging app lets kids experiment, explore with TV faves.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
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Animated educational content for kids to explore, for a fee.
URL: http://www.brainpopjr.com
(2011)
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Maze puzzler packed with smart, science fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
 
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This deep sea dive is teeming with fish and education.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer, LeapsterGS
(2012)
 
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Thorough, and thoroughly entertaining, interactive science.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
 
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Hooks kids with fun games and loads them with knowledge.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
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Information-packed tool delivers videos, photos, and more.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
 
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Fun nature missions get kids outside; safe sharing options.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
 
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Great interactive reference tool with space games and quiz.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
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Free online ecosystem game makes learning biology fun.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
 
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Save the planet with these terrific learning activities.
URL: http://www.missmaggie.org/
(2013)
 
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Amazing digital textbook brings forests to kids' fingertips.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
 
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Fun game with strong heroine delivers an eco message.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
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Six fun games turn cancer treatment into a winnable battle.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
 
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Gorgeous reference shows the wonders of human anatomy.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
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Colorful graphics, fun missions engage as kids experiment.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
 
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Exciting mystery teaches about physics and electricity.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
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Share nature photos and help research, but watch privacy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
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Online community encourages citizen science; watch privacy.
URL: http://www.projectnoah.org/
(2013)
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Excellent tool encourages appreciation of the universe.
Devices: Android, Apps for Windows
(2013)
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This exceptional evolution sim is a masterpiece.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2008)
 
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Learn physics while designing your own roller coaster.
URL: https://s.ncta.com/CoasterCrafter/Default.aspx
(2012)
 
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Impressive tool for stargazing, learning about astronomy.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Beautiful astronomy resource is rich with information.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
 
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Mobile planetarium brings night sky up close, beautifully.
Devices: Android
(2013)
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Explore the vast human body with outstanding anatomy tool.
URL: https://www.biodigitalhuman.com
(2014)
 
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Well-written interactive book with lots of multimedia.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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Space sandbox turns our solar system into a playground.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
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Let lasers guide the way in researcher-created puzzler.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
 
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Detect diseases with terrific blend of mystery and science.
Devices: iPad
(2014)