Top 5 STEM Apps K-5

Check Out Our Picks for the Top 5 STEM Apps: Grades K-5

thinkrolls

About the App
These adorable, colorful little characters are called Thinkrolls, and it’s your job when playing this game to navigate them through a series of puzzles successfully.

Why We Love This App
This app has turned the standard maze into a science lesson for preschool and elementary school-aged kids. If you think you can just zoom through this app “Pac-Man style,” then think again! Little players will need to use a variety of different objects (each representing a scientific concept) to clear the path and get their Thinkroll to the end of the maze.

Age Recommendation
4-8 years old

Cost
$3.99

Download
Apple Store / Google Play

world of goo

About the App
Welcome to the World of Goo where you will drag, drop and stack gobs of goo to build fun structures while traveling through multiple worlds. Sound easy? Not really, because you will soon be introduced to different types of goo balls that function differently than all the others. 

Why We Love This App
We can’t think of a better or more fun way to teach concepts of physics! Figuring out how to build goo bridges that don’t give into gravity will most definitely tap into a kid’s strategic thinking and problem-solving skills—soft skills that are critical in today’s business world.

Age Recommendation
8+ years old

Cost
$4.99

Download
Apple Store / Google Play

crazy gears

About the App
This app has been described as a digital playground in the form of a tantalizing puzzle game. The bold colors will draw your child in as they learn how different mechanisms affect one another when constructing a machine.

Why We Love This App

We love that this app is geared toward even our youngest future engineers. While exploring and building in “Crazy Gears,” they will understand how mechanisms work as they encounter them on a day-to-day basis. Children will also learn that there is often more than one way to solve a problem—a key concept within STEM.

Age Recommendation
4-8 years old

Cost
$2.99

Download
Apple Store

codespark academy

About the App
codeSpark Academy introduces kids at a very young age to the concepts of coding and computer programming through a variety of games and puzzles. In addition to getting a head start in STEM, codeSpark provides building blocks to early literacy and mathematics.

Why We Love This App
This app is perfect for early elementary-aged kids because there are no words or instructions. Pre-readers can jump right in and learn the necessary programming skills to start building games completely through visual cues and an incredibly intuitive UX/UI.

Age Recommendation
5-8 years old

Cost
$7.99 per month (7-day-free trial)

Download
Apple Store / Google Play

math vs zombies

About the App
Math Vs Zombies uses a whole new approach to teaching math concepts. Your kids will transform into scientists and go on a mission using their math skills to save the planet from the zombies. 

Why We Love This App
Everyone who has a child in elementary school knows the importance of repetition with math skills.  Whether it’s simple addition, multiplication tables or introduction to fractions, constant repetition is critical. Gone are the days of boring flashcards. We now have Math Vs Zombies to supplement math learning (cue the applause from parents near and far).

Age Recommendation
5-10 years old

Cost
$4.99

Download
Apple Store / Google Play