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The Elements: A Visual Exploration

The Elements: A Visual Exploration is an interactive app designed to help kids learn more about the elements on the periodic table.  It is based on the internationally best-selling hard cover edition of The Elements by Theodore Gray, Popular Science Magazine’s Gray Matter columnist. But the app provides a lot more than a print book can offer. It is a pricy app at $13.99. It is free today only. If you are ever interested in chemistry, don't miss this opportunity. Here… Read More

goREACT Free App

I am very excited to find a great free app goREACT. It is designed by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. It lets kids explore the chemical reactions of different elements on mobile devices – safe and fun! It is not only a good learning app for middle and high school students, with the visual and interactive features, it is also a fun exploratory app for younger kids, even kids in kindergarten or preschool, as long as parents are… Read More

KidScience

Today's "Best Educational Apps for Kids" list is Best Science apps for elementary school kids.  I did not include those animal related apps, as there will be a separate list of "Best Educational Apps for Kids" on "Nature and Animals".  If you know any good science apps for kids age 6 to 10, please leave the app name in a comment.  I will update the list periodically. KidScience (Free): an app showing you how to do some science experiments at home.  You… Read More

Chemist App

I have been looking for deals on good educational apps today, since it is Cyber Monday.  I am going to share a couple I believe are the best values.  The first to share is Chemist.  It is like a Chemistry Lab on your iPAD.  You can test out your chemistry hypothesis without worrying the potential explosion.  It is a perfect gift for those who are taking chemistry classes.  However, younger kids in elementary school can also explore some elements and experiments on their own. The usual price… Read More

FREE App: NOVA Elements – Learn Periodic Table with Fun post image

NOVA Elements is a free app about the periodic table.  I like it because it exemplifies my envision of how the future text books should be – the science concepts are explained using multi-media materials, such as short videos, pictures, 3D models, short paragraphs of text.  Built-in games with interactive activities are there to reinforce what are learned. When you open the app, you will see three options: Explore: the interactive periodic table. This is a quick reference that defines the unique… Read More

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