Science Apps for Homeschooling

Submitted by Stephanie Elms, Annandale

Whether you have a kid who is looking for physics fun or likes to build or is curious about how bodies and cells work, there is an app for that. Check out some of these fun science apps and see where they might lead you.

Monster Physics

Monster Physics™ is a unique building app that lets you play with physics! Build and operate your own car, crane, rocket ship, plane, helicopter, tank and more. Available for iOS for $1.99.

Simple Physics

Simple Physics lets you design complex structures for everything from tree houses to ferris wheels (while staying within a budget) and then simulates your design with a sophisticated physics engine to see how it stands up to real life scenarios. Available for iOS and Android for $1.99.

Bridge Constructor

In Bridge Constructor, you can become an accomplished bridge builder without any formal training. Play 30 different levels, and build bridges over deep valleys, canals, or rivers. Stress tests reveal whether the bridge you build can withstand the daily stress of continual use from cars and trucks. Available for iOS and Android for $1.99.

Dummy Defense

Protect your dummy from explosions, boulders, spiked walls, and other dangers. Need I say more? Available for iOS and Android for $.99.

Frog Dissection

The Frog Dissection app  is an ethical and educative alternative to live animal dissections. It provides not only a visual representation of the dissection process, but also extensive information about frogs and their biological functions. Available for iOS for 3.99.

Molecules

Molecules is an application for viewing three-dimensional renderings of molecules and manipulating them using your fingers. You can rotate the molecules by moving your finger across the display, zoom in or out by using two-finger pinch gestures, or pan the molecule by moving two fingers across the screen at once. Available for iOS for free.

Cell and Cell Structure

Cell and Cell Structure is a detailed, mini-textbook filled with written details and information about cells, complemented by high quality imagery, video, and interactive content. Available for iOS for $2.99.

Enjoy!

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Stephanie Elms is constantly trying to find that elusive state of balance in her life while enjoying her two energetic yet vastly different boys. You can read about their ongoing exploits on her blog, Throwing Marshmallows. Stephanie also volunteers as a member of the VaHomeschoolers Board of Directors.

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