It is once again Free App Saturday, and a perfect day to do a little online exploration of some fun free apps for educating our growing young! During the summer months, since we school year round, (gasp, no!;-) we like to do a lot of science. It is more fun to do big messy things outside, and we can spend a whole day exploring a few science concepts. With this method we manage to get most of a years worth of science done in just a few months time. So, that being said, much of what I have found for Free App Saturday is science apps, really cool science apps(my inner nerd is doing a happy dance right now:) LOL
cosmic is a beautiful app, with thousands of images of space, all blended to look like Saturn. Upon closer inspection you can zoom in and see amazing images of our solar system and beyond, images of places I have never even heard of, much less thought to see, have you heard of the horse head nebula? Me either! But it is lovely. The best part, you can flip each image over and read interesting facts about the out of this world spot too. This app will be perfect for a muggy rainy afternoon or two, I am sure!
How about a walk through a truly steamy and muggy place? Bring Australia’s tropics home with Wilderquest, an amazing immersive walk through app! You won’t have to work hard to imagine yourself in this amazing subtropical rainforest, in search of some of the elusive critters that live there, with great graphics and sound, this is a fun “stay-cation/education!!”
Science 360 is another visually driven app, with amazing photo thumbnails for you to click on, and dive into any number of intriguing worlds of learning. With hundreds of streaming videos to watch, produced by scientists, engineers, colleges and museums, it has good content on a wide variety of topics, and up to date news feeds as well.
Creation Science Update is exactly what it says it is, “For over four decades, ICR has equipped believers with evidence of the Bible’s accuracy and authority through scientific research, educational programs, and media presentations, all conducted within a thoroughly biblical framework.” With up to date news about Creation Science, videos for supporting creation evidence, and many years of in depth articles, this is a comprehensive app for anyone interested in learning more about Creation Science!
how about a bit of history woven into your engineering lessons? Let the great British engineer Brunell guide you through building his great ship the ss Great Britain in, Full Steam Ahead.
You will face the same challenges he did, how to carry as much cargo as possible, but still be structurally sound and sea worthy. With Brunell guiding you through multiple challenges, this might inspire your young engineer to take the challenges outside to a small scale ship and a pond, just to see how it will all come together!!
For the special kids in our lives I have Math Melodies, though this truly is an app many kids could benefit from!! With a story, video game and workbook all within one app, this app will help many learn challenging math concepts easily.
As always I hope you have enjoyed this edition of Free App Saturday here @afamilieslove, and at the time of posting all of these apps were free. Be certain of their price before downloading, also be aware many have in-app purchasing, and I am not responsible for any charges to your iTunes account:-)
If you liked these apps be sure to check out some of my other Free App Saturday selections, and stay tuned for other summer fun apps!!