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Smartphone and Tablet Apps

Below is a selection of currently available science-based apps for smartphones (Android and iPhone) that may be of use in school science. There are many more available than we can list here so we have just included the most popular ones. If you would like to recommend some apps for inclusion on this list, please email admin@preproom.org.

Naming Parts of the Body - iPad - Fees applyNaming Parts of the Body - iPad - Fees apply
Naming Parts of the Body - iPad - Fees apply

The science curriculum for young children states that as part of understanding living things and life processes, children should be able to recognise and compare the main external parts of the bodies of humans. The Parts of the Body activity is a way that children can get to know the names of the main parts of the body by putting body parts and labels onto a picture of the body.

Other apps and software by Storm Educational Software can be found here: www.stormeducational.co.uk/category/apps
Google Sky Map - Android - Free
Google Sky Map - Android - Free

Google Sky Map turns your Android-powered device into a window on the night sky.

Simply install and point your phone skywards. Stars, planets and constellations become visible in real time as you scroll across the sky.
Starmap - iPhone - Fees apply
Starmap - iPhone - Fees apply

Similar to Google Sky Map, this is a sophisticated interactive star-map app that its makers call a "portable planetarium". Simply point to the sky and learn about the stars and planets you can see.