10 STEM apps to teach you science
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Though geared toward a younger audience, Monster Physics is a colorful app that lets the user build machines like rockets, cars, tanks, and helicopters, using rubber, wood, plastic, and ice — and physics, of course. $.99, available for iOS.
In need of 118 elements at the tips of your fingers? Try Periodic Table. This app features all 118, with electron shell diagrams for each one and info on various properties. And if you’re feeling fancy, an in-app purchase will get you a solubility chart. Free, available for Android.
Chemical Equation Balancer
If nothing else, download Chemical Equation Balancer to marvel at how much easier high school would have been had you had an app that balanced chemical equations for you. Free, available for Android.
Users create their own universe by creating particles, and manipulating mass and velocity, to learn about how physics influences the physical relationships between those particles. $1.99, available for iOS.
Sonar Ruler has definite utility. It can calculate distances by measuring how long it takes the echo from a sound burst to come back. And now you know how sonar works. $.99, available for iOS.
High school biology would have been a lot less messy with Frog Dissection. Poke around the internal workings of a digital frog and learn about specific organs, as well as other info on things like types of frogs and their lifecycles. The one thing this app does not feature is the overwhelming smell of formaldehyde. $3.99, available for iOS and Android.