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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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3
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LEARNING
Sweet friends help preschoolers learn about animals.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Excellent example of educational interactive television.
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Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Innovative way to learn about gray matter.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Cuddly game teaches hygiene and health with stuffed friends.
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Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Preschoolers build, explore, and play in colorful ocean app.
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Devices: iPad
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
A gentle introduction to the science world for young kids.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Engaging app lets kids experiment, explore with TV faves.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Animated educational content for kids to explore, for a fee.
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URL: http://www.brainpopjr.com
(2011)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This deep sea dive is teeming with fish and education.
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Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer, LeapsterGS
(2012)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Thorough, and thoroughly entertaining, interactive science.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Hooks kids with fun games and loads them with knowledge.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Information-packed tool delivers videos, photos, and more.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun nature missions get kids outside; safe sharing options.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great interactive reference tool with space games and quiz.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Free online ecosystem game makes learning biology fun.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Save the planet with these terrific learning activities.
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URL: http://www.missmaggie.org/
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Amazing digital textbook brings forests to kids' fingertips.
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Devices: iPad
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun game with strong heroine delivers an eco message.
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Platforms: Windows
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Six fun games turn cancer treatment into a winnable battle.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Gorgeous reference shows the wonders of human anatomy.
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Devices: iPad
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Colorful graphics, fun missions engage as kids experiment.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Exciting mystery teaches about physics and electricity.
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Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Share nature photos and help research, but watch privacy.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Online community encourages citizen science; watch privacy.
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URL: http://www.projectnoah.org/
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Excellent tool encourages appreciation of the universe.
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Devices: Android, Apps for Windows
(2013)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This exceptional evolution sim is a masterpiece.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Learn physics while designing your own roller coaster.
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URL: https://games.ciconline.org/coastercrafter/
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Impressive tool for stargazing, learning about astronomy.
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Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Beautiful astronomy resource is rich with information.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Mobile planetarium brings night sky up close, beautifully.
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Devices: Android
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Explore the vast human body with outstanding anatomy tool.
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URL: https://www.biodigitalhuman.com
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Well-written interactive book with lots of multimedia.
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Devices: iPad
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Space sandbox turns our solar system into a playground.
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Platforms: Windows
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Let lasers guide the way in researcher-created puzzler.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Detect diseases with terrific blend of mystery and science.
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Devices: iPad
(2014)