- The Elements: A Visual Exploration – comprehensive catalog of all elements including interactive periodic table, dynamic pictures, and more. $13.99
- Buffers $1.99 – Design buffers for pH control. Good for AP chemistry
- Monster Anatomy 3D – $18.99 for each body region
- Skeletal 3D $0.99
- GeneIndexHD $1.99 Information about specific genes from a variety of sources.
- 3D cell (free) interactive cell and cell stain exploration. Some adds that link to outside links to buy cell stains.
- Mitosis (free, iPhone app) Very well done. Includes thorough descriptions of each phase with audio reading options. User has to move the cell parts through the phases to move on.
- Touch Physics HD $2.99 game involving Newton’s laws. Only tested out free version for iPhone
- Vernier Video Physics $2.99 – have not tested this yet. Does a physics video analysis. Video a moving object and it analyzes it. Comments state it does not mirror for teacher to display.
- Pocket Heart $6.99 Have not tested, gets very positive reviews.
- Wonders of Geology $12.99 Have not tested, award winning app. Shows photos and diagrams describing geologic sites.
- Star Walk $4.99 – Award winning app, have not tested. Labels all starts, constellations, and satellites you point your iPad at.
- Wolfram Alpha ($2.99 ) One of the best for college readiness. All inclusive search engine with a math and science focus. First stop for technical information
- Weather Channel (free) up to date weather and interactive radar
- Science360 (free) Interesting science news app. Uses visual bookmarking to display results.
- Particle Zoo (free) Awesome app for students to learn particle physics. Incorporates cartoon versions of all particles, interactives, and summary charts.
- NASA Visualization Explorer (free) Direct connection to NASA’s research spacecraft. Dynamic images and explanations.
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I’ve had a few love affairs with video editing software and they’ve all ended poorly. iMovie’s updates make it difficult for students to use (plus we don’t have enough Macs). WeVideo caused many tears when it erased an entire class of videos. Windows Movie Maker causes a nightmare of saving issues. Blah blah.
So, I’m reluctant to view new video programs. When I saw a post about Magisto I almost skipped over it. Fortunately, I also read the Daring LIbrarian’s post about Transparency (You can read it here too!) and felt that any tool to expose the awesomeness of our library couldn’t hurt.
So, this app is EASY to use. I tested it out with my iPad but you can upload video to use as well. Easy to use and easy to add music. Magisto suggests uploading a lot of video so there are lots of “good parts” to choose from. The program edits out “only the good stuff” and does not handle any tilted screens. The following file formats are supported: MOV, 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, MPG MOD, MTS and M2TS.
It’s so easy to use that it might be TOO simple for upper grades. There’s no editing tools and no ability to download for free. After you create a video it is compressed for you and emailed (relatively) shortly.
This is no substitute for a real video editing app, but a good tool for showing off our beautiful library!