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9 Apps and Tools for Teaching Physics

9 Apps and Tools for Teaching Physics | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
Physics is one of the most difficult subjects for students to learn and an incredibly difficult one for teachers to find quality apps for use in the classroom.
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I've 'played' with most of these apps, (have to try The Fluid Ether and Simple Rockets), and they are all pretty useful.

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How we used technology to develop student-led learning in science

How we used technology to develop student-led learning in science | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
Teacher David Andrews explores how tablets and apps can complement traditional learning techniques
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A neat discussion on how technology can be used in science, Importantly the point is made that "It's always been made clear to pupils, parents and staff that we would use technology if it was the best tool for the job to enhance learning."

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News from the community: Invasive Animals CRC releases ‘Field Guide to Pest Animals’ App | Atlas of Living Australia

News from the community: Invasive Animals CRC releases ‘Field Guide to Pest Animals’ App | Atlas of Living Australia | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"Developed by the Invasive Animals CRC, this free App contains species profiles for 31 of Australia’s worst pest animals, and includes:

species descriptions,photo galleries,footprints,tracks,scats,audio calls,maps,control techniques, andquick links to plenty of useful pest control resources."
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Another quite useful Aussie reference app.

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Interactive textbook offers new resource for chemists

Interactive textbook offers new resource for chemists | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
A trio of scientists from The Scripps Research Institute has created the first-ever fully interactive advanced organic chemistry textbook, called "The Portable Chemist’s Consultant: A Survival Guide for Discovery, Process, and Radiolabeling," for...
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This book is not available in the Australian iTunes store, (US only), however if you can access a US account then this sounds a great publication to get.

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iPads in Primary Education: Changing the Pedagogy: Independent Learning in Science

iPads in Primary Education: Changing the Pedagogy: Independent Learning in Science | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"Pupils in year 6 have been using iPods since September on a 1:1 basis with a focus on using the technology to support learning, develop productivity, independence and impact on pupil progress across the curriculum. The devices haven’t been used for everything, but are available as a tool to enhance the learning for any given task. Alongside this there have also been frequent daily occasions when the best tool for the job has been: pencil and paper, scissors and glue, laptop and printer, a good book and silence. The role of the device was made clear to pupils, parents and staff at the beginning of the year and the planned outcome has always been to use the technology, if it was the best tool for the job to enhance learning."


Via John Evans
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Nice record of a classroom using iPods in a year 6 science classroom includes rubrics and how students make app selections to meet learning objectives.

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Catherine Thomas-Varcoe's curator insight, March 20, 2013 6:19 AM

This may be about year 6 students, but these are your future university students. An interesting read!

Marc Wannenmacher's curator insight, March 21, 2013 2:23 AM

The Ipad is changing the way we learn.

technologytoteach's curator insight, November 23, 2013 5:06 AM

No one item of technology can support learning but good to see a change of resources in primary science

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Science Explained « techchef4u

Science Explained « techchef4u | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

At last week’s iPad site visit, a student on the panel was describing her favorite iLesson:

“It was in science. It is an interactive periodic table (app). We were learning about the elements. You click on an element and it gives you the history, who made it, how you use it, what it is used for. Another cool feature is you can make them. You can keep on adding neutrons, electrons, and protons as much as you like and every time you click on the plus or minus, it tells you what element you just made. The results were really amazing. We had more interest in the periodic table than we ever had before mainly because it was fun, it was interesting, we actually got to play around with it and see what we could make with it instead of just giving us a piece of paper and telling us ‘research these’.”

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Lisa Johnson shares her observations of students using an iPad to explain science principles.

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HS Chemistry Buddy

"The features of this app include everything you need to prepare for chemistry exams.

1.This app includes attractive lessons on all topics below.
2. Interactive Fun quizzes by topic
3.Daily Chemistry and science news updates.
4. Fun videos from youtube.
5. Flash cards by topic."

This is one of a series of similar apps curated at http://bitly.com/bundles/mrgarner/3

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Seven Sensational Free Science Apps!

Seven Sensational Free Science Apps! | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
7 brilliant free science apps for introducing students to the many aspects of biology, nature, chemistry, technology and experimentation.
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Monster Physics is fun for any age

Monster Physics is fun for any age | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"This universal iOS app comes from the "Gee, I wish I had this when I was a kid" category. Monster Physics teaches science, but in a fun way. You create your avatar then assemble a contraption from pieces available in the app. Wheels, cannons and all sorts of parts. You can weld things together and make moving joints. There are 68 items that can be used to make your gadget.

Then your creation gets rendered, and the true laws of physics will apply. Will the object roll smoothly, fly like an airplane or make a space flight? Several of my designs failed, and that is where the learning takes place. After awhile I was literally flying high."

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teachwithyouripad - Science Apps

teachwithyouripad - Science Apps | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

Science apps are the most abundant in iTunes. There are several solar systems, and periodic table. If you search science in iTunes, you will find pages. The only thing science apps are missing is a projection app.

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Top 20 Astronomy Apps for iPad

Top 20 Astronomy Apps for iPad | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"Astronomy applications for iPhone have been quite popular among those who are into stargazing and can’t get enough of it. They can not only be great learning tools but also save you time looking up the objects you are interested in. iPad astronomy apps take it to a whole new level though. These apps take full advantage of iPad’s larger screen to provide their users with a richer experience. If you are into astronomy and want to use your iPad to learn more about the objects in the sky, you should not miss these applications."

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Faculty of Sciences | e-Science Magazine

Faculty of Sciences | e-Science Magazine | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

The University of Adelaide's Faculty of Sciences includes leading teaching and research facilities is publishing e-science for iPad and Android.

"e-Science, designed primarily for teachers, appears to be unique not only nationally but internationally. It is a free magazine that offers:

Feature articles written by key researchers linked to the 10 Big Questions in science
Interactive elements in each article which bring the science to life
Resources available "at your finger tips", ready for use in the classroom
Interactive links to other useful science resources and information
Availability on multiple platforms: iPad and web"

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Living Earth HD - World Clock and Weather for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store

Living Earth HD is the best and most beautiful World Clock, Weather and Alarm available for your iPhone and iPad! Enjoy a stunning live 3D simulation of our planet with global weather, forecasts and world clock for cities around the world. View live global cloud patterns, hurricanes and tropical storms. A humbling view of our home in your hands or a beautiful nightstand or desktop clock.

Living Earth HD sets a new standard for World Clock and Weather apps!"

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The Human Body by Tinybop

"Explore a working model of the body. Every part is animated and interactive: the heart beats, guts gurgle, lungs breathe, the skin feels, and eyes see. Designed for kids ages 4+ to discover what we’re made of and how we work. The Human Body is the first in a series of apps from Tinybop. Each app contains a recording tool so you and your child can ask questions, listen, and respond to each other. Play, learn, and explore together."
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This app looks really interesting especially when it is free for this week from the 17th of Sept 2013. It is quite large at 325Mb and does have at least one in app purchase. I look forward to seeing how the recording tool manifests itself.
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Accessory Turns iPhone Into High-Tech Lab

Accessory Turns iPhone Into High-Tech Lab | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
A new biosensing tool puts the power of a high tech laboratory in the pockets of researchers in the field. This iPhone-enabled device could be used in pop-up clinics, waste mana...
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The devices and interface technology referred to in this article are truly impressive, (make sure that you check out the links especially to http://www.technewsdaily.com/18184-healthiest-tech-devices.html ;). Now to manage to bring down the cost of similar interfaces that are applicable to school based settings.

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EarthViewer

"What did Earth’s continents and oceans look like 250 million years ago, or 1 billion years ago for that matter? Can we say anything about Earth’s climate as far back as our planet’s origin? Use your fingertips to scroll through Earth history for the last 4.5 billion years!

EarthViewer is like a time machine for exploring the deep history of planet Earth, a tool based on the latest scientific research."

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This is a quite stunning interactive app with lots of viewing options. It also comes with a great reference list as well as suggestions for classroom use. Another winner from the Howard Hughes Medical Centre.

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Creatorverse | A fun sandbox game with physics for the iPad, Android and Kindle

Creatorverse | A fun sandbox game with physics for the iPad, Android and Kindle | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
Set your creations in motion in Creatorverse, a fun sandbox game with physics for the iPad, Android and Kindle.
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Though the basic app is free, to get the most out of Creatorverse you will just have to purchase the in app packs from $0.99 to $4.99. Still the open ended creative nature of this app and the capability to share designs in a global gallery make this a must have.

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iOS Apps for Science Teachers : Teaching about Sound

iOS Apps for Science Teachers : Teaching about Sound | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
Here are five apps for iPads and iPhones which can help science teachers teach about sound waves such signal generators, oscilloscopes and decibel meters.
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iPad Apps

iPad Apps | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
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With the Gooru app you can

"Use the app to discover organized playlists of multimedia resources, called collections, for every 5th-12th grade math and science topic (with more subjects coming soon). Bring your studying to life with multimedia resources like videos, games and digital textbooks. If you have a Gooru account, customize your experience by bookmarking your favorite collections from the web for easy access later.

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Journey Through The Solar System

Come along with me for a journey through our solar system. A project created by a primary school student with his iPad using Explain Everything and iMovie.
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WilderQuest – Nature Discovery

"Welcome to WilderQuest - Nature Discovery, an initiative by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

There are 16 different native animals to discover and unlock. Track down critters including the Spotted-tailed Quoll, Regent Bowerbird, and Land Mullet with our camera viewfinder and create your very own photo album!"

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Monster Physics

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"My biggest and most adventurous app to date, Monster Physics, has just been released! Monster Physics is a unique building app that lets you play with physics! Build and operate your own car, crane, rocket ship, plane, helicopter, tank and more!"

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Vernier Video Physics app for iPad.

Vernier Video Physics app for iPad. | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"Video Physics brings complex video analysis to iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and into the hands of the students. The app allows students to take a video of any object in motion and then by marking it.

Physics will display the path of the ball and provide graphs of Y vs X as well as the X and Y position and velocity as a function of time.
This app is perfect for reluctant students that are not engaged in physics and allows them to use technology and see real life situations being transformed into quite complex graphical physics."

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ICT for Chemistry - Google Documents

ICT for Chemistry - Google Documents | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

Gary Malloy is curating this great Google Doc devoted to Chemistry apps, sites and programs.

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App Store - Fragile Earth

"The app contains some of the best environmental images showing before and after scenes of our natural world. This is one of the top photography apps for showing the changing world giving you detailed ecological snapshots from around the globe.

See years pass under your fingertips with our innovative swipe action. Explore how Dubai has grown from a small city to a thriving metropolis over the last 10 years, or how the notorious Warming Island got its name since 1985."

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