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App of the Week: Create a chemical reaction

By Laura Devaney
July 7th, 2014

Students can create chemical reactions with an interactive app

app-chemicalName: ChemCrafter

What is it? ChemCrafter lets you build your own lab to run fun and creative experiments.

Best for: Science students

Price: Free

Requirements: iOS 6 or later

Features: Chemical reactions don’t just happen—you have to make them happen. As your strategy guides you through experiments with water, acids, and salts, you’ll create surprising color changes, encounter fire and smoke, release various gases, and shatter equipment as your achievements earn you an impressive set of trophy-room badges.

Use the Chem-o-convertor to measure energy released and gain points that unlock new experiments, equipment, and chemicals. Use your new supplies to craft more gases, liquids, and solids.

Link: iTunes 

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the eSchool News Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Laura interned at eSchool Media while attending UMD, and upon graduating, Laura was lucky enough to join the eSchool Media team. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, BYOD trends, equity in broadband access, and special education. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, boating, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura