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Best Science Apps for Kids

Science is such an exciting topic, covering so many different areas, that is was difficult to pick only 16 science apps! Our collection covers a wide range of age groups and concepts – from general science to biology, astronomy, chemistry, ecology, and physics. We have also emphasized high quality apps that are available for both Apple and Android devices. Have we we’ve missed your favorite, please let us know. Enjoy!


Little Alchemy

If your kid likes science and puzzles, they’ll enjoy this app. You mix and match different elements together to get more elements. Available for Apple and Android devices. Best for for older kids (Ages 10+). Free


Play and Learn Science

PBS Kids have made a great interactive app to help kids learn about science. Available for Apple and Android devices. For ages 4-8. Free.


ABCmouse Science Animations

Kids get to learn about over 50 different science topics through fun, engaging, cartoon animations. Available for both Apple and Android devices. For ages 4 – 12.


DNA Play

Kids experiment with DNA to create their own adorable monsters. Designed for younger children, this app introduces life’s building blocks in a funny and cute way. Available for both Apple and Android devices. Perfect for ages 4 – 9.


Earth School – Science Games

This cool app allows for kids to learn about so many different science related topics through engaging interactive science games. For ages 4 – 8.


Star Walk 2 – Night Sky Map

Kids of all ages will enjoy exploring the night sky with this stargazing app. Note: this is a paid app that also has in-app purchases. Available as both Apple and Android apps only. All ages.

Toca Lab Apps

Like all Toca Boca apps, even the youngest kids will enjoy learning about science in a fun, whimsical way. In Toca Lab, kids get introduced to the elements of the periodic table. In Toca Lab: Plants, kids experiment by growing plants. Available as both Apple and Android apps only. Designed for youngest learners (Age 4+).

Crazy Gears

Crazy Gear is a very unique app that helps kids learn simple physics by solving interactive puzzles. Available on Apple devices only. For ages 4 – 12.


The Kelp Forest: My Aquarium

Learn about the diverse kelp forest ecosystem in this app developed by the Monterey Bay Acquarium. Apple only. Free.


DIY Lake Science

Developed by UC Berkeley’s The Lawrence Hall of Science, this app helps children learn about lakes and other freshwater ecosystems. Apple only. Free.


‎K-5 Science for Kids – Tappity

This app allows kids to learn science through engaging videos and activities. Available on Apple devices only. For ages 4 – 10.


MarcoPolo Weather

Kids are able to learn about the weather by interacting with characters (e.g. putting warm clothes on if it is cold or putting a shirt on if it is hot.) Apple app only. For ages 4 – 12.


Brainfeed – Educational Videos

With this app kids get to watch and learn about their favorite topics, including science. Available for Apple and Android devices. For ages 4 – 12.


Journeys of Invention

The Journeys of Invention app takes an historical approach to science and technology, allowing kids to explore pivotal inventions from the Science Museum in London. Available for Apple only. For ages 11+.

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