The adults have put so much stress into learning that the word ‘learning’ has a negative connotation for kids as they grow older. To make learning fun again and reignite the joy of discovery in kids, let them play with educational Science apps (with limits of course!)
Here are a few Science apps suitable for a range of ages:
1. Max & Ruby! Science Educational Games
Bunny siblings Max and Ruby teach preschool and kindergarten kids about Physical Science with interesting animation, games and music. Kids will learn about the property of liquids and the motions of objects in this app too. It’s available on iTunes.
2. Alchemy Genetics
Alchemy Genetics introduces the child to everything concerning genetics such as our genes and inherited traits. They can experiment and combine different animal traits to create new breeds and species in-app too! The kids will start with four animals before expanding to 500 new and unusual species. It’s free on Android market and for ages 5 and up.
3. Sky View
Just point the phone to the sky and the app will identify stars, constellations and planets for you. It can be used day and night. If the kids get bored, they can travel in time and see how accurate images of past skies and how the sky will appear in the future. This free app doesn’t need wifi to work so it can be used anywhere and anytime.
4. BrainPOP Jr
For kids who learn better visually, they will love BrainPOP. First, the kids will watch a short movie on a specific topic ranging from Science, Math, Technology, Health, Music and Social Studies. After the movie, they will have to answer an interactive quiz. Each mini film is subtitled so kids get to learn to read as well.
5. Brian Cox Wonders Compilation
In this app, Professor Brian Cox takes users on a tour of a 3D Universe, from tiny sub-atomic particles to huge moons and galaxies. There are high-resolution 3D images of planets, moons and stars which will excite kids even if they can’t fully read yet. The images come with texts to explain to users what they are looking at. However, it costs GBP 1.19 on both Android market and Apple Store.
6. DIY Sun Science
This app contains a lot of information about the sun for kids. It’s filled with games and science experiments to conduct on sunny and rainy days too. Parents can use this app to search for project ideas if the kids get bored over the weekend. However, this app only works on Apple devices.
7. Shout Science
Shout Science is a comic storybook app for kids age 7 to 11. It tells about scientists and scientific discoveries that took place during the Scientific Revolution in Europe. The app is visually pleasing which will keep kids occupied and interested for some time.