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10 next-generation science apps for education

7. Ocean Science, iPad,$2.99

The Earth has one big water system with many features, and this science app provides a journey deep into the sea. Students can learn the seven essential principles of Ocean Science with movies, 360° pictures, animations and motion graphics.

8. Science MobileiPhone/iPad/iPodAndroid, Free [Full articles require a subscription]

The Science Mobile app lets users read summaries, and abstracts (subscribers can access full-text articles from ScienceScience Translational Medicine, andScience Signaling); share articles, links, and job postings through Facebook, Twitter, and eMail; get the latest news at ScienceNOW; search job openings and tap other resources at Science Careers; access the Science weekly podcast and other multimedia; store content for reading without an internet connection.

9. Shout Science! iPad, Free

This science app is a comic storybook app for young readers (ages 7-11) about scientists and scientific discovery by Scott Dubois. Shout Science! consists of three narrative biographies that take place during the Scientific Revolution in Europe. This app was designed exclusively for the iPad and combines vertical scrolling panels with ambient animation, interaction, and sound to enhance reading comprehension. Each story also includes a supplemental page of reference images and timelines.

10. VideoScienceiPhone/iPad, Free

This science app provides a growing library of over 80 hands-on science lessons for home and the classroom. These short videos demonstrate inexpensive and easy to recreate experiments that are designed to inspire and excite kids of all ages. VideoScience is hosted by Dan Menelly, a Science Teacher at the UN International School and a 2010 Einstein Fellow with the National Science Foundation in the Office of Cyberinfrastructure. VideoScience is presented by Science House and the Science House Foundation.

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