Lab4U’sLab4Physics lets students turn their smartphone into a sensor for physics experiments. This iOSapp uses the accelerometers, gyroscopes, and magnetometers built into smartphones to measure, graph, and analyze physical properties and their changes. Students and teachers can then export the data. Lab4U’s Teacher Portal includes documents created by scientists and science educators who are using Lab4Physics to explore the world around them. The information is intended to help teachers get started experimenting with their students using the app. Cost: Free
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For more than 20 years, The Concord Consortium has developed cutting-edge educational software for STEM—and just about all of the award-winning, scientist-designed resources are free. The STEM Resource Finder features activities, modules, and software tools.