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LearnPick Recommends 6 Of The Best Science Apps For Kids


The smartphone can be a powerful learning tool. In this article, we are going to discuss seven of the finest science apps kids can explore and learn with. There's plenty here to interest students at many different levels of science learning.

1. The Elements

As the name suggests, this is a wonderful app for kids who are fascinated by the wonders of chemistry.

The Elements isn’t just a reference app according to most of our tutors at LearnPick; it provides the players with an engaging love story of the periodic table, framed in pictures and words allowing them to experience the beauty of the building blocks of our universe in a way they’ve never seen before.

Key features include:

  • 500+ stunningly photographed and rotatable objects.
  • Detailed information from the Wolfram Alpha.
  • Beautifully detailed pages for every element in the periodic table.
  • Fun facts and stories.
  • Pinch-zoom functionality and 3D rotation support.
  • Engaging introduction.
  • Support for English, Croatian, Dutch, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Swedish, and Turkish language.

The Elements app is available on iTunes for iOS device downloads. It doesn’t come for free but considering all the features discussed above; we may say that the price may really be worth it.

2. Rocket Science 101

Although the app does have the term “rocket science” in its name, you definitely don’t have to be a rocket scientist to get into it.

Developed by the NASA, the Rocket Science app is specifically made for beginners having no prior idea of space and other related objects (such as spacecraft, history of science, and a little bit of comprehensible rocket science as well).

Key features include:

  • Colorful interface.
  • Engaging missions.
  • Lots and lots of challenges.

This beautiful app is available on iTunes and Google Play for iOS and Android device downloads. And the best thing about all that is the fact that it doesn’t even cost a dime.

3. SkySafari

Does your kid dream of being an astronaut? If “yes,” this app can be the perfect fit for both you and your kid to go.

The basic version of this app provides easy access to thousands of galaxies, nebulae, clusters, skies, and several other astronomical phenomena. The professional version even takes this further (at an additional price).

The SkySafari app is available on iTunes and Google Play for iOS and Android device downloads.

4. Kid Weather

The Kid Weather app introduces beginners to the basics of meteorology in an intriguing manner which compels them to come back to it again and again.

Key features include:

  • An eye-catching display of the in-app weather with an animal avatar or a kid dressed for the adverse conditions.
  • Change your avatar whenever you want.
  • Also, change the weather whenever you want. You may raise or lower the temperature, make it rainy, snowy, sunny, or anything in between.
  • Educational trivia and fun facts.
  • A Fahrenheit to Celsius calculator, and many more.

The Kid Weather app is available on iTunes and Google Play for iOS and Android device downloads.

5. Video Science

This app has a growing library of more than 80 hands-on science video lessons that are presumably great for classroom and home lessons.

Almost all the videos in this app are hosted by Dan Menelly, a science teacher at the UN International School.

The VideoScience app is available for free on iTunes for iOS device downloads.

6. Moon Globe

Want to hold the moon in our hands? Then, this app may exactly be the thing you are looking for.

The Moon Globe app can turn your iPhone/iPad into a precision instrument for viewing the moon. Altimeter data and satellite imagery are combined together to render the imagery of the moon with 100% realistic lighting in real-time 3D.

The basic version of this app is available for free, but for complete accessibility, you need to pay a little bit of money to the developers.

The Moon Globe app is available on iTunes for iOS device downloads.


So that more or less sums up the LearnPick-recommended list. Hope you had a good read.


  1. Hello,
    Awesome article!! I really enjoy your article.
    All science apps for kids mentioned by you in this post are marvelous.
    This article helped me a lot. Keep writing and keep sharing.
    Thanks again for this knowledgeable article.


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