My Molecularium challenges students to launch atoms at target bond sites to assemble essential molecules of increasing complexity and difficulty. Students move their device to direct their shots by aiming the laser-guided gyroscope. Learning and using chemical and structural formulas help students to build a wide range of fascinating molecules, from water and vitamin C to caffeine and adrenaline. The game features Oxy, Carbón, and a crew of atom characters, along with MEL, the computer of the Molecularium. Students encounter new challenges on every level as they build more than 30 accurate, 3D molecular models. Available for iOS and Android, this app is part of the Molecularium Project, an outreach and educational effort of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Nanotechnology Center to expand science literacy and get people of all ages excited about science. Cost: Free
In 1970 the first Earth Day started an environmental revolution. Now Earth Day is igniting an education revolution to save the planet. Through its Climate and Environmental Literacy Campaign, the organization is working to ensure that every learner in every school in the world receives fully integrated, assessed climate and environmental education with a strong civic engagement component.
Students can visit the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago without leaving their classroom. They can participate in a facilitated Learning Lab livestream or take a live virtual tour of some of the museum’s most popular exhibits.
The Meteor Counter, a freeiPhone app developed by NASA, is designed to harness the power of citizen scientists to keep track of meteoroids. Using the app, people from all walks of life can help NASA scientists discover new meteor showers, pinpoint comet debris streams, and map the distribution of meteoroids around Earth’s orbit."