Color Uncovered App is an interactive book that provides students with the opportunity to learn about colour and light. Using the experiments, articles and videos from this App would be a good starting point to work with students. Free from the App store.
Creatures of the Light App. Learn about the reasons for their ability to glow. Which group of organisms uses this ability of bioluminescence to signal to each other. Created by the American Museum of Natural History this App goes in depth about the chemical reactions that create the extraordinary glows from a range of organisms. Also supported with a great website. Free from the App store.
Spacecraft 3D is an augmented reality style app which allows students to see the engineering involved and how the spacecraft move. Free from the App store
Use this App as a starting point for students in understanding what is needed for space exploration:
- Use some Apps like Skitch to design their own spacecraft to explore the universe
- Explain in Educreations the features of their design.
- Move to Sketchup (on a laptop) to make a 3d model of their design
- Download 3D model into their own iBook they create about space exploration using iBooks author.
- Publish their Space Exploration iBook and open in the iBooks App to share with other students and teachers.
- Explore what iTunesU has to offer on a variety of science topics. Get students to download some resources( iBooks, videos, podcasts) from iTunes U or even subscribe to a course.