- 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.
The Enclopedia of Life provides numerous resources for classroom and personal use. It is a collaboration of various groups working together to develop a comprehensive resource that combines scientists and the public.
The five components of the EOL are:
- The Learning + Education Group explores educational uses of EOL for learners of all ages.
- The Species Pages Group works to create pages for all 1.9 million named species.
- The Biodiversity Informatics Group creates the infrastructure to aggregate data from thousands of sites into species pages.
- The Scanning and Digitization Group led by the Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitizes the published literature of biodiversity.
- The Biodiversity Synthesis Group facilitates cross-disciplinary involvement of the scientific and academic community.
The user can find podcasts, “bioblitzes” (species inventories), interactives, lesson plans, and much more. Some of my favorite things I found were:
Oh boy! It’s that “time of year again” where everyone is reviewing, reviewing, reviewing! With the EOC in end site, nothing relieves the end of year anxiety like review games. Here’s some ideas I found while searching for myself.
- Teaching Activities-long list!
- List of review games-says specifically for science but would work for all subjects.
- Science Middle School and High School Review-games and powerpoints
- Quizlet-online flashcards for virtually everything
- Quia-online quizzes for virtually everything
- SMART Board Review Lessons: Although I’ve never taught with a SMART Board, I’m always interested in ways to use it the best.
For Math Specifically:
I recently came across this video series from NPR. It elaborates on Carbon and the Carbon cycle to demonstrate exactly why climate change is happening. The narrators are from Radio Lab and do an excellent job. The video itself is mostly cartoon, but hilarious and enjoyable for students (and adults!)