Women Who Changed the World, an iOS app by education developer Learny Land, takes students on a journey through history alongside 15 brilliant and brave women—from aviators to scientists, artists to civil rights activists.
Geared toward the six- to eight-year-old set, Toca Nature, by children’s education developer Toca Boca, lets youngsters draw and explore their own wilderness on an iOS or Android mobile device. After opening the app to a map, children can swipe with a finger to start growing colorful forests, raise mountains to the sky, and dredge rivers and lakes.
With Orb, an iOS app by Pantheon, users young and old can design and build entire worlds in a matter of minutes by transforming simple shapes into 3D objects. For example, instead of creating a tree on a two-dimensional surface, such as a phone screen, students can build the tree as if it were growing in their classroom.
The GLOBE Observer app extends the reach of NASA’s GLOBE Program by providing a way for citizen scientists to make observations and contribute to the GLOBE community. GLOBE observations help scientists to track changes in clouds, water, plants, and other life in support of Earth system science research.