Top 5 Unexpected Apps for STEM Education

by | Jul 29, 2014 | STEM Education Info

In today’s world, we use apps for everything from managing our bank accounts to expressing our thoughts via tweets, so why not use them for our STEM education projects? StratoStar has compiled a list of our top 5 favorite apps will make tracking, solving equations, and creating reports simpler.

1. WolframAlpha

This genius app focuses on mathematics, statistics, chemistry, and engineering. It produces instant expert knowledge to all your questions, computes an answer with a step-by-step solving method, and generates a report to help you track your progress.

2. BrainPOP

All the core curriculum subject areas are covered by this innovative app. BrainPOP creates animated content that “engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement”. Complicated concepts are easily explained to young students through creative lessons.

3. NOVA Elements

Take advantage of this interactive periodic table. From element properties to other interesting facts, this app provides a deeper understanding of each element. Let your students build atoms, experiment with them, and then use them in games.

4. Exploriments

Exploriments is an interactive science app that provides students with simulation-based learning units. Students can enjoy creative lessons in areas like motion, fluids, electrostatic, electricity, force, and light.

5. Monster Physics

This app was made for a younger crowd, but can still be fun for all ages. Let your students design contraptions built with wheels, ropes, magnets, propellers, and much more. They can then use these contraptions to complete missions by manipulating the environment with physics.

The Benefits of Using Apps For Learning

So why use an app? Students all over the country are using tablets in their spare time. It’s a technology they are motivated to learn on their own, and it’s a technology they enjoy and appreciate. Studies show that 7 out of 10 children under 12 are using tablets. By downloading a STEM education app, you are providing a creative lesson on a platform students already love. Best of all: A recent study indicated that students use tablets for learning outperform students who do not.

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