Digital Science

By Johanna
12 May 2017

There is a huge amount of digital resources available to assist with teaching and learning in Science. We have selected a sample of some of the best resources to assist students and teachers when studying science.

“The optimist sees the glass half full. The pessimist sees the glass half empty. The chemist sees the glass completely full, half with liquid and half with air.”

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Khan Academy, Science App (Free)

Khan Academy is a great app that provides students with a wealth of knowledge and educational content on different topics including science, physics and math. It offers over 10,000 videos and tutorials students can watch at school or at home and learn at their own pace. They’ve have partnerships with institutions such as NASA, The California Academy of Sciences and MIT, that offer exclusive content. .


Skeptical Science (Free)

Ever heard someone claim climate change isn't happening? Did their explanation seem wrong but you didn't know why?

Skeptical Science helps you to find out what the peer reviewed science experts are saying about big topics like climate change or vaccinations. The easy navigation by the app allows students to take a statement and find out for themselves whether it is based on credible science or not.


Virtuali-tee (Free)

This app is at the top of its game combining the anatomy of the human body with augmented reality. The app requires a special t-shirt that can be bought online. Get a student to put the t-shirt on and point your iPad camera at the t-shirt. Watch as it comes to life and you can explore the anatomy in fully animated 3D image that lets you move in and look around the body. You can even zoom in to different organs and watch as the virtual videos show you how the body works. 



Video Science (Free)

This is a great app for visually displaying science with a growing library of over 80 hands-on Science lessons that are great for home and the classroom. These short videos demonstrate inexpensive and easy to recreate experiments that are designed to inspire and excite students of all ages.


Periodic Table (Free)

This periodic table is a fact-filled, image-rich app. Where you can see elements in their natural and changed states. You can find out their real-life applications and check out podcasts and videos on all of your favourite elements.