Cost: Free 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
This is an app provided by NASA. The app offers videos of things occuring at NASA, NASA TV, and a multitude of articles affering NASA news. The articles are from just a few hours ago to the previous year and possibly longer. There is an option for Third Rock Radio to which will play in Safari. Information about the solar system and Tweets.
Cost: Free 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, High School
This app provides easy access to science and engineering images and videos from the National Science Foundation.
Cost: $1.99 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, High School
SimplePhysics lets you design complex structures for everything from tree houses to ferris wheels and then simulates your design with a sophisticated physics engine.
Create your design in seconds with the blueprints editor. If you make a mistake, simply tap the Undo button. Zoom in and out by pinching the screen and pan the view using a two finger drag.
While testing, you can see how the strain is distributed across your design. Areas that are under immense strain are colored bright red, while other areas are colored green. This allows you to find and fix problem areas in your design.
The finger test lets you use your finger to push and pull on your design. You can use this with pinpoint accuracy, or you can just smash your design to smithereens. The finger test has an explosive new twist. You can now create explosions by tapping the screen for ultimate annihilation.
Cost: Free 4th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.
Leafsnap contains beautiful high-resolution images of leaves, flowers, fruit, petiole, seeds, and bark. Leafsnap currently includes the trees of the Northeast and will soon grow to include the trees of the entire continental United States.
Cost: Free 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, High School
This app allows you to explore the human heart.