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Apps for iPad/iPhone: Science Apps

iPad and iPhone apps to enhance teaching and learning

Cell and cell structure app

Science Apps

EMD PTE - A highly interactive periodic table of elements.

VideoScience - Science experiments with video.
Chem 11 Prep - Grade 11 Chemistry exam prep.
HowToSolve - Molar Mass - A great chemistry tutorial app on the topic of how to calculate molar mass
Newtons Laws - Explains Newton's first two laws of motion and his law of universal gravitation.
Periodic Table of the Elements - Standard periodic table of elements. 
Science Glossary - an extensive glossary of scientific terms and biographies.
PhysicsXL: Mechanics - An app that contains a series of exercises based on physics. 
HD Birds Encyclopedia - Highly graphic encyclopedia that has detailed and comprehensive information about a variety of birds.
HD Marine Life - An encyclopedia of marine life.
Frog Dissection - A virtual frog dissection app.
Human Biology 
3D Cell Simulation and Stain Tool - Learn about the cell and its structures in a 3D tool.
3D Heart & Circulatory Premium - An amazingly detailed App that shows the heart and circulatory systems.
3D Digestive Anatomy for iPad - A great app illustrating the entire digestive system.
3D Brain - Rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures in the brain.
Molecules - View and manipulate 3D renderings of molecules.
Source: iPad in Education wiki

Science Apps


Click here to preview Buffers in iTunes.

Buffers is a scientific tool for designing buffer solutions for pH control. Buffers is useful both as a handy reference of available buffering agents and as an accurate, portable buffer calculator for chemical, biochemical and biological research.

With Buffers you can:
- Select from 40 commonly used buffering agents
- Generate accurate recipes covering broad pH, concentration and temperature ranges
- Access detailed information about each available buffer system
- Send your buffer recipes via e-mail

To use Buffers, just choose a buffering agent and target pH along with the desired solution volume, temperature and buffer concentration. The recipe is calculated with the push of a button. Buffers uses a sophisticated algorithm that is more versatile and potentially more accurate than simple calculations based on the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation.


Click here to preview The Elements app in iTunes.

You start off at a living periodic table where every element is shown with a smoothly rotating sample.  To read about tin, tap the tin soldier. To read about gold, tap the gold nugget.  Immediately you see the sample filling nearly the entire screen, photographed to razor sharpness and rotating around a complete circle in front of your eyes.

Beside that is a column of facts and figures, each of which can be tapped to bring up rich detail and current information through the embedded Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine.  Tap the Wolfram|Alpha button for gold and it tells you the up-to-the-minute market price, along with a hundred other facts about gold. (Read more on the iTunes page).


Click here to preview Molecules in iTunes.

Molecules is an application for viewing three-dimensional renderings of molecules and manipulating them using your fingers. You can rotate the molecules by moving your finger across the display, zoom in or out by using two-finger pinch gestures, or pan the molecule by moving two fingers across the screen at once. These structures can be viewed in both ball-and-stick and spacefilling visualization modes.