5 Android Apps to Help Kids Learn Chemistry and Physics
In honor of the new Kindle Fire tablet PC just released by Amazon, we wanted to feature some Android apps and games that can help kids out with Chemistry and Physics (and might even be fun, too).
Kid Science: Chemistry Experiments $2.99 – Want to know what makes things rust? How about which materials will dissolve in water or how to construct a model atom? With Kid Science: Chemistry Experiments, you can learn answers to these questions and more. Kid Science makes learning about the elements that surround us easy and fun. Read along with the text as you watch the videos and then take a fun quiz to find out what you’ve learned. The innovative videobook format is intuitive to use and lets you quickly navigate with the swipe of a finger.
Science Challenge $0.99 – Whether you’re still in school or simply need a refresher, Science Challenge has your science studies covered. A great way to quiz yourself or your children while on the go, Science Challenge features multiple choice questions covering many different science related topics. Next time you need to prep yourself or your children for a science test, pick up your Android device. Get quizzed with 450 multiple choice science questions. Covers topics such as physics, chemistry, biology, zoology, and more.
Kid’s Atom Balance $0.99 – Play an engaging game with your kids with the Kid’s Atom Balance app. Kid’s Atom Balance is an entertaining game for kids to learn basic chemistry. Answer the questions about elements. Bounce the ball to the correct side of the balance bar to get the numbers to match up. Get two matches. Fill in the protons, neutrons, and electrons for the element to earn the element. Give Kid’s Atom Balance a try and enjoy a simple and fun game. Answer simple addition and subtraction questions; memorize basic chemistry information.
Wood Bridges $1.37 – (Free Version) – Can you bridge the gap? You’re the physics engineer in Wood Bridges, a creative game for Android where you must design structures to safely carry traffic over gaping chasms. To start out, you’ll have two kinds of wood to use in building your bridge. And we’re not talking about a simple plank job–those won’t hold up and the cars will break right through. Add some supports to make it stronger, but keep in mind that you have a limited amount of wood to work with. The fewer beams you use to make your structure, the higher your score will be.
X Construction Lite (Free) – Build bridges, not walls, with X Construction Lite, and then send a train across your creation to see if it holds up under the pressure, or collapses into catastrophe. Representing a real-world twist on the addictive physics-based casual game genre, X Construction Lite uses the materials and building principles of civil engineering as you try out new bridge designs and test their strength with fully loaded trains. For each of the first 15 Crossing levels you’ll be given a limited amount of supplies to build your bridge.