Merge Explorer 4+

Hands-on science simulations

Merge Apps

Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 240 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Learn science with hands-on, interactive simulations!

PLEASE NOTE: This app requires a Merge Cube and a smartphone or a tablet to experience. Find out how to get a Merge Cube and learn more at:

Students can learn science effectively with over 100 science simulations they can touch, hold and interact with! Merge Explorer (along with a Merge Cube) allows students to investigate a smoking volcano in the palm of their hand, examine a great white shark up close, hold and explore the solar system, dissect a frog (humanely!), and so much more. With easy-to-follow activities and built-in quizzes, students gain key knowledge while immersed in learning, both in the classroom or while remote learning at home.

Merge Explorer includes NGSS-aligned topics for K-8th grade, like Physical Science, Life Science, and Earth & Space Science.

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What’s New

Version 1.7.0

This update brings Merge EDU apps up to date with our new universal UI design, allowing customers to have a better experience on more devices! iPad users will especially benefit from this change, as it improves the layout for both landscape and portrait orientations. The new universal UI is a core part of our upcoming Headset Mode release (coming soon), which will allow anyone to experience amazing passthrough XR with the Merge Goggles.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
240 Ratings

240 Ratings

Zig3313 ,

Making NGSS a Reality

MERGE Explorer is one of the few tools apart from textbook resources that has set out to align with NGSS from the outset. As more states move to NGSS science curriculum, it is important to provide opportunities for students to interact with the content in creative ways.

MERGE Explorer is easy to navigate and instantly engages even the most reluctant student. New content is continually being developed and added to the platform to address a variety of scientific topics. Expect more great things to come from MERGE in the near future!

Skline1 ,

Not there yet for remote teaching.

I just downloaded the latest update hoping they fixed a few of the things I think would improve the app. I’m a STEM teacher teaching elementary school students on an iPhone 11 Pro Max and the app still has trouble recognizing the cube in good light from 2 feet. My biggest issue is that I would like a way to share the experience with my students who are stuck at home with the rest of the country. There is no way to record this experience without an additional device. I tried screen recording but it only records the cube not the overlay. Also, when you turn the device to horizontal on some sections like the water cycle the words appear sideways. On the same section when you advance using next, “evaporation” appears but on the next advance all three appear instead of one at a time. Evaporation is not visible on the home screen of the water section only the other three. It would be an awesome tool if the developers took into account the fact that most of us using this right now have no one to share it with. At least, let us record the screen. Thanks for your consideration.

Developer Response ,

We’re sorry you haven’t had the best experience, but would love to help you get started teaching remotely with Merge Explorer! Please contact us at so that we can help troubleshoot some of the issues you’re experiencing, and provide you with helpful links to remote teaching tutorials. We’ve seen a lot of amazing educators like yourself who are having great success using Merge EDU for remote learning, and we’d love the opportunity to help in any way we can. Hope to hear from you soon!
Best, Merge

🔥_Aaliyah_🔥 ,

Not what I expected....?

It was nothing like expected no instructions the instructions on the box were not helpful I bought the merge cube in hopes it would be as easy as VR but no!When I click allow it does the opposite and makes me exit out to turn it on and when I click on something it goes to something completely different and why is their Jurassic period and dinosaurs when the dinosaurs in that category are also in the Jurassic period category and more!When I tried to use the game cube it would not work I could not see it and I blame the poorly explained instructions!The instructions were worse than a 10 year old whose writing and spelling skills are horrible!

Developer Response ,

Hi Aaliya! Thank you for your feedback. It seems like there are a few issues happening, so we hope you will contact support on our Merge EDU website so we can help troubleshoot!

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