How It Works?by Learny Land is an entertaining didactic app for iOS that gives children the opportunity to explore how the world works through animations, simple explanations, games, and locutions. It includes short lessons that teach children about Earth’s plants, energies, volcanoes, the planet and its interior, the water cycle, and many more natural phenomena. Users start by choosing one of the six topics from the home screen. Then they can tap interactive graphics and vocabulary words to learn about a topic. The science-related activities include jigsaw puzzles, investigations, and completion exercises to test science knowledge. Cost: $2.99
Drawing inspiration from the concept of moonshots, which since the moon landing in 1969 has become shorthand to talk about ambitious and groundbreaking goals, the UK’s Prince William has announced TheEarthshot Prize: a set of challenges to inspire a decade of action to repair the planet.
The Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words provides chemistry students of all ages and levels with instant facts about each of the elements it illustrates. When students click on Palladium, for example, they will learn about the element’s role in pollution control.
Based in Australia, Fizzics Education hosts more than 150 freeresources, including science activities and experiments, and podcasts with teaching ideas. For example, in a November 2019 podcast, two educators describe how they help their learners understand STEM from the early years and onward.