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Analysis of 5 IOS Apps for the Secondary level

StarWalk HD

What is it? Starwalk HD  is an IOS app that allows users to receive real time simulations of the night sky based of their location

Use in education? This app could be used in education as a supplement to basic Astronomy textbook. Instead of analyzing constellations on paper students could use the app to view 3D versions of their local constellations.

Molecules

What is it? Molecules is an app that allows for the creation of 3D molecules and the manipulation of these molecules.

Use in education? This app could be used in a variety of different chemistry settings. Instead of using 2D images to visualize 3D molecules, students could use the app to create and manipulate 3D molecules.

3D Brain

What is it? 3D Brain is an IOS app that allows for the viewing, manipulation and analysis of a virtual human brain. 3D Brain also provides information about each part of the brain.

Use in education? This app could be used as a supplementary activity for a biology class. Students could break the brain down into its parts and then analyze each part via the information given in the app.

Exoplanet

What is it? Exoplanet is an app that allows for the viewing  and interaction of all known exoplanets.

Use in education? This app could be used as a complementary tool for a Science class. The learners would be able to explore a virtual galaxy and view how the planets, moons, and meteorites interact with each other.

CNN

What is it? CNN is a mobile news app that allows for the connection to various news articles anywhere.

Use in education? This app could be used within a Social Studies classroom. Students could use the app to research current events and their impacts on others around the globe.

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