Get schooled in science
Never stop learning with these apps.
What colour is oxygen? Which Roman-alphabet letter is missing from the periodic table? How many bananas would you need to eat to get a lethal dose of radiation?
Science is the gift that keeps on giving: study it, and you’re on your way to understanding the world around (and inside) you. Whether you’re a student, you’re helping to raise a student or you just like to stump people with little-known facts, these apps are perfect for brushing up on your science knowledge.
(By the way, oxygen is pale blue, the letter J is not on the periodic table and you’d have to eat 10,000,000 bananas in one sitting to get radiation poisoning. Thanks, chemistry!)
The body electric
As its name implies, Complete Anatomy is a comprehensive guide to the human body, with some 17,000 structures and 3D models. It’s thorough enough for med students, but accessible enough for anyone who wants to learn more about their own body.
Complete Anatomy Platform 2020
Professional 3D Human Atlas
Up and atom
The Atomic Dashboard has everything you need to understand how atoms become elements, including 3D models that let you see exactly how it all fits together.
The Atomic Dashboard
Explore the chemical elements!
Physics 101 SE helps you solve for any variable in over 150 of the most commonly used formulas – and provides nifty simulators and diagrams to help you understand the concepts behind those formulas.
Physics tools and simulations
With a database of over 100 million (yes million) stars, 3 million galaxies and 750,000 solar-system objects, SkySafari Pro pinpoints pretty much anything in the night sky. Curious how your view compares to that of your ancestors (or descendants)? The app can simulate the night sky up to 10,000 years in the past (or future).
(SkySafari Plus and SkySafari offer a subset of SkySafari Pro’s features.)
With games and simulations that dive into the Earth’s interior, surface, biomes, water cycle and more, Earth Primer will make a geologist out of any curious young person – while keeping parents and loved ones engaged as well.
All over the map
In addition to offering comprehensive physical and political maps of the Earth, Earth 3D - World Atlas also shows current weather conditions, day/night views and detailed information about thousands of locations. Additional info on the animal kingdom, plants, and human history, culture and language are available for purchase.