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7 super-fun science apps

Get all your little scientist's questions answered with these fun, mess-free, kid-approved science apps.

7 super-fun science apps

7 awesome science apps

No-mess science experiments

Between the cosmos, the human body and everything in between, your curious kid can never soak up too much information. Help get your budding scientist's questions answers with these kid-approved apps that will let them learn and experiment — without the messy laboratory!

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NASA Be A Martian

Chances are, your kid's favourite planet is Mars. After all, if your child knows anything about Martians, this is their home. This app shows off cool NASA missions to Mars, offers up a gallery of images and videos, and serves up the latest facts about the popular planet.

Ages: 6 to 12
Price: Android/iOS/Windows, Free

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Sid's Science Fair

Sid the Science Kid is the perfect TV show for young scientists, but now these explorers have moved beyond the television screen to your tablet. This app is perfect for preschoolers who are learning with play. From May's "Chart It" to organize animals to Gabriela's "Collection Inspection," this download is the perfect first science app.

Ages: 3 to 6
Price: Android, $3

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04Planets

If your kids love space, this app is a great introduction to the planets in our solar system. There are four lessons that will help your child learn everything from how to spell Saturn to how to rescue planets from the Black Hole (a dangerous digital mission!).  

Ages: 4 to 6
Price: iOS, Free

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The Human Body

This anatomy app is the perfect kids' companion. Whether your kid wants to learn more about the science of fart sounds or how our eyeballs work, this educational swipe-and-play download won't disappoint. There are also more than 200 illustrations about our organs and bones.  

Ages: 4 to 8
Price: iOS, $3

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Star Walk - Five Stars Astronomy Guide

More than six million people are stargazing with this app, many of them kids who are fascinated with the world above. Simply point your iPhone at the night sky, and thanks to augmented reality, your child will get a tour of the stars, planets, satellites and constellations above.  

Ages: 6 to 12
Price: iOS, $3

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Video Science

This app will help to bring one of the world's top science teachers into your home with up to 80 spectacular lessons. If your child likes to watch gooey experiments, these videos will wow them, thanks to features such as melting plastic and setting sugar on fire (bonus: Since this is on-screen only, no mess at home!).

Ages: 4 to 8
Price: iOS, Free

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Language Central for Science Life Science Edition

Let's face it, science is a whole other language — one that your kid should learn! With this education app, your child can discover topics including ecology, heredity, and the diversity of life. The focus is on vocabulary skills, so your little at-home scientist can learn using flash cards, trivia and a game called Word Fly.

Ages: 6 to 12
Price: iOS, Free

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This article was originally published on Sep 23, 2013

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