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
The Saxena Family Foundation awards grants and supports programs that have a particular focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and around empowering girls and young women so that they have equal rights later in life through literacy programs, jobs, and life-skills training.
Funded by the International Space Station National Lab, SciGirls in Space integrates space-themed role-model videos and genderequitable space-science-aligned activities for use in outreach programs. Among the resources for teachers is a gender-equity guide with six strategies on how to engage girls in STEM.
Google is offering a new coding resource for educators via Code with Google, which collects Google’s own free course curriculum on teaching computer science and a variety of other programs to help students learn to code or build on their existing skills, with lessons and materials for people at all levels of ability.