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Mobile Observatory App Poster Image
age 12+
Impressive tool for stargazing, learning about astronomy.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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SkySafari App Poster Image
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age 12+
Beautiful astronomy resource is rich with information.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
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Autodesk Digital STEAM Applied Mechanics App Poster Image
age 12+
Uneven mini-games let kids grapple with mechanics concepts.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
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Classic Experiments in Science History FULL App Poster Image
age 12+
Info-packed resource lacks hands-on fun.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2015)
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Journeys of Invention: Science and Technology from Past to Present App Poster Image
age 12+
Text-heavy reference tool highlights major discoveries.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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The Martian: Bring Him Home App Poster Image
age 12+
Immersive real-time story adds to franchise, stands alone.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Stellarium Mobile Sky Map App Poster Image
age 12+
Mobile planetarium brings night sky up close, beautifully.
Devices: Android
(2013)
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Arloon Anatomy App Poster Image
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age 12+
Augmented reality lets you see the body's systems in 3-D.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows app
(2015)
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Pocket Frogs App Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, pretty frog sim could tempt kids to spend real money.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
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Britannica Kids: Snakes App Poster Image
age 8+
Packed with information about often-feared creatures.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Sprinkle: Water splashing fire fighting fun! App Poster Image
age 8+
Cute water puzzler where you fight fires with physics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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Plants HD App Poster Image
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age 8+
Memorable games, photos foster understanding of life cycle.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
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Solar System Explorer App Poster Image
age 8+
Beautiful astronomy app is a handheld planetarium.
Devices: Android
(2013)
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Kids Planet Discovery - games and videos App Poster Image
age 8+
Wide variety of world-expanding games, but a mixed bag.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Sprinkle Islands App Poster Image
age 8+
Unpredictable physics make a cute game harder than it looks.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
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Solar Walk - 3D Solar System model App Poster Image
age 8+
Beautifully illustrated, interactive model of solar system.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Gadgetarium App Poster Image
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age 8+
Interactive exploration of inventions inspires tinkerers.
Devices: iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Koda Quest - A Fingerprint Network App App Poster Image
age 8+
Real-world missions for environment may need more context.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Newton for Osmo App Poster Image
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age 8+
Cool physics + drawing concept misses mark.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Classify It! App Poster Image
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age 8+
Great tool for building scientific classification skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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