Top 5 STEM Apps Grades 9-12

the elements in action

About the App
Watch the periodic table come to life in this amazing app with video exploration of the elements. Click on “boron” in the periodic table and see how it’s used in fireworks to produce a green flame or tap on “molybdenum” to explore why it’s often used for high-temperature furnace components.

Why We Love This App
Simply put, the design aesthetics of this app are captivating. The quality and styling of the videos pull you in, giving you a front-row seat to some of the coolest experiments you’ll ever see. 

Age Recommendation
12+

Cost
$4.99

Download
Apple Store

Frog Dissection

About the App
Learn all about a frog’s biology and organs without the actual live animal dissection. Use the full set of dissection instruments and the step-by-step guide to get started. Then, explore each organ in more detail using the app’s 3D features and interactive quizzes.

Why We Love This App
We love how the scalpel and pins feel so real, and we’re amazed at how well the app replicates an actual dissection. And we, of course, give this app bonus points for no messy cleanup!

Age Recommendation
12+

Cost
$3.99

Download
Apple Store

space simulator

About the App
Unleash your inner-astronaut with this realistic 3D space flight simulation game. Recreate historic NASA missions and explore planets, moons and solar systems.

Why We Love This App
The physics and mechanics in this app are impressive. We love how the flight computers, switches, instruments and displays are realistic and function precisely. The Space Simulator is an excellent way for high-schoolers to get hands-on experience and explore concepts they’re learning in school in a fun and interactive virtual environment.

Age Recommendation
13+

Cost
$4.99

Download
Apple Store / Google Play

photomath

About the App
Need help with a complex math problem? Don’t fret. Just scan printed text or handwritten math problems, and Photomath will provide step-by-step instructions so that learning is a breeze. Whether it’s basic math, algebra, trigonometry, calculus or even statistics, this app is sure to save the day!

Why We Love This App
We’ve all been there. That dreaded moment when your child asks for help solving a math problem. You panic because you can’t recall what you learned years ago to help your child find the solution. Rest easy, parents. Photomath is here for YOU!

Age Recommendation
13+

Cost
Free

Download
Apple Store / Google Play

lightbot

About the App
No coding experience? No problem! Lightbot: Code Hour is a programming app disguised as a puzzle game, and it secretly teaches you programming logic as you play. Learn all the fundamental coding concepts such as sequencing, recursive loops, conditionals and procedures while lighting up tiles and guiding the robot through the puzzle.

Why We Love This App
Learning a valuable skill through game play is always a win for us. We love Lightbot: Code Hour because it not only introduces the basics of computer science and coding but more importantly it makes you think like a programmer. Get your child ready to exercise their critical thinking skills with this app.

Age Recommendation
11+

Cost
Free

Download
Apple Store / Google Play