Journey Through the History of Science and Technology
With the Journeys of Invention app for iOS devices, students can play with some of the most extraordinary objects in the history of science and technology. This app brings to life priceless objects from the Science Museum in London and tells their stories. Students can study, rotate, and even operate some of the most revolutionary scientific inventions of all time. They can step inside the Apollo 10 Command Module, examine a flea with Robert Hooke’s 17th-century microscope, and even encode a secret message with a World War II Enigma Machine and share it with their friends to decipher. They can also learn about the darker side of science on the “Dangerous” journey, or they can choose “Horizons” for dramatic tales of exploration. And for a different take on the history of science and technology, they can try “Atoms and Rays” or “The Secret of Life.” The app features original and insightful history specially written by Science Museum curators with a rich collection of historic photographs, rarely seen contemporary artworks, archival film footage, and video. Cost: $9.99
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.