ECISD Elementary Science Apps on the IPad


          WeatherBug for iPad


            Access real-time local weather from over 10,000 stations in the US and around the world 

            view interactive weather maps, live cameras, and photos of weather across the country


    NASA App HD


    Variety of information compiled by NASA including solar system images and facts, sightings of satellites and others, image of the day, videos, orbit trackers, astronomy picture of the day, and more.




    Free guide to the sky, includes both 2D and 3D views of the sun, stars, and planets in their current locations; interactive view of the globe and your position on it; a visibility monitor of the planets; map of the constellations, and more


       Science360 for iPad


    National Science Foundation’s free app that includes science and engineering images and video from around the world, along with current science news. 


      Animals 100 LITE



    Full version

    Photos and information over 20 animals including habitats and sounds; also includes quizzes and puzzles. Paid version has over 100 animals


           Ready Set STAAR Test Practice App


    Questions are grouped by grade level 3-5 in English and Spanish.

    After each set of 20 questions, students are given a summary of their score on the item set.


           Science Learning Hub


    Discover New Zealand’s innovative science and technology thru images and videos. The focus is on providing real life, authentic examples of science in action. 

    25 contexts and 11 science stories



    The Rock Cycle


    Interactive story about the life of a rock. The rock’s life story is told in a poem and each stanza is supplemented with interactive images, diagrams, and mini-games.


    The Water Cycle


    An interactive showing the four stages of a water cycle in a simplified visual manner.


    Tinkerbox HD


            Physics puzzle game

            Interesting science facts and teaches basic engineering concepts.


           World Book’s World of Animals Lite


    Kids can browse the gallery of animals to see each animal’s profile page, featuring multimedia and quick facts about the animal’s habitat, size, diet, lifespan, and conservation status along with fun facts. Includes pictures, videos, sounds, quick facts, encyclopedia articles, educational game and more.


       Dinosaurs – by Rye Studio


            3D effects and 360 degree angles

            Introduces 30 different dinosaurs and all kinds of dinosaur knowledge.


    Google Earth


            3D imagery, 3D recreations of select cities

            New “Tour Guide” – virtual tours from around the globe

            Search cities, places, businesses, and so much more.


    Khan Academy


    All Khan Academy Videos in one place.


          Smithsonian Channel


    This app introduces a new way to watch, find, and explore the Smithsonian Channel’s vast video collection.

    Only a select sampling of full episodes are available at this time on the app.




            Scan a product bar code, search, or browse

            See nutrition grade

            Learn about product’s pros and cons

            Choose healthier alternatives