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Explore 7 Principles of Ocean Science On This iPad App | iPad Apps for School.


This is a great application for your oceanographers in your classroom. It includes tons of interactive features along with the text to enhance the learning experience in science.

This would also be a great application to use as a resources when studying the Water Cycle. East Noble teachers that have students using iPods do not have to be left out because they could plug their iPad into a projector to display the content.

Make sure you check out Richard Byrne’s post.

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Study Jams is a resource provided by Scholastic that covers a multitude of elementary mathematics and science topics. It has a variety of resources that consist of videos, interactive activities, and karaoke. I would highly recommend it as a resource for introducing or reviewing topics as it focuses heavily on key vocabulary for each skill.

Here is the drawback, it is built on flash. What does that mean? It will not work on iOS devices. So the solution for the elementary teachers I work with would be to just use it in a whole class setting or use it in the computer lab. You could also use some of the songs and videos as a transitional period between subjects. A great way to make this happen would be to create your own Symbaloo page. Zack gives some fine directions on making your own Symbaloo page here. By making…

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Space Place Prime

Space Place Prime for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store.

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Space Place Prime is a free app distributed by NASA. It contains all kinds of cool articles, videos, and images put out by NASA, but completely intended for elementary level. However, when I say elementary level, most of it would probably meet the needs for second grade on up.

One drawback of this application is the organization. I wish there were some sort of search option so that the contents of it could be easily found. At this point, it seems pretty random, and sometimes it is difficult to navigate through. Other than that, the contents are good and would be good for students to use as a supplemental science resource.


PhysicalSci is an interactive study tool for the topics of matter and energy. It provides simulations, videos, vocabulary flash cards, and a glossary for all the topics covered. It is like having the textbook with animated experiments for the students to observe. Much of the material is geared more towards upper elementary, middle school, and high school. However, as a former fourth grade teacher, there are plenty of resources I would use within this app for teaching science. As I am looking through the Indiana science standards, it would supplement the physical science as well as the science, engineering and technology standards for third and fourth grade well.

Nature Explorers


If you are looking for a website on the environment that is easy for students to use, look no further. Nature Explorers is a free website that will meet the needs of a wide range of learning levels and abilities. It provides lesson plans, online activities, and field guides for multiple age levels. It will meet the needs for you as a teacher and the student when attempting to tackle our natural environment in the classroom. Have the students connect our natural world with the digital realm.

Here are some of the topics it covers:

Basic plant model that works on all platforms.

    • animals
    • plants
    • grasslands
    • woodlands
    • ponds
    • watercycle
    • rivers
    • recylcing

After students click on the part of the plant, they get a short description of that part's role.

Britannica Kids has multiple quality apps on various topics spanning the subjects of science and social studies. At this moment, this app is a free one and worth your time. (Thanks, Julie Becker, for bringing it to my attention.) It has articles, vivid pictures with captions, and puzzles all relating to the rainforest. The contents will keep the students engaged as they learn about various plants, animals, and landforms of the rain-forests. What a great opportunity for students to explore our world!
(There is a spanish version available at the moment as well.)



www.wonderopolis.org. If you have never checked this site out, please do not delay. This site is maintained by six educators that attempt to answer the questions that many students, as well as adults, wonder about on a daily basis. They have subjects categorized for ease of searching as well as numerized for each wonder that has been answered. It also provides the opportunity for dicussion and feedback with each posted wonder. (The feedback portion may require some lessons in regards to digital citizenship and cyberbullying.) The authors provide answers using a voice with which students can relate, and would be appropriate for all elementary readers. This site may prove useful for your students that are reluctant readers, or for researching needs. The best part of it all…it is free!

I will be adding this site to the East Noble Symbaloo pages so that your students will have access to them. Image

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