Start your summer off with a bang! The following apps are great ways to explore the surrounding world and to continue building science knowledge throughout the summer. Work together as a family or individually for some great science fun.

Ages 2-5:

    

Lipa KnightA scary ogre has kidnapped the princess! Use your prediction skills to help the knight build bridges in order to reach the princess. Free. Available for Apple devices.

Piiig LabsComplete 10 interactive science experiments in a mess-free environment. Make a radio or exploding volcano and then learn about the science behind each activity. $2.99. Available for Apple devices.

Max and Ruby! Science Educational GamesJoin Max and Ruby as they explore the properties of water and states of matter. Play the first five levels of each activity for free or purchase all of the levels for $3.99. Available for Apple devices.

Ages 6-8:

  

Daisy the DinosaurLearn the basics of computer programming with Daisy the Dinosaur! Developed by MIT, the app directs kids through multiple tutorials to build their programming skills. Once they master the basics, they'll be given the chance to create whatever they want. Free. Available for Apple devices.

Monster Physics - Solve 50 missions as you build cars, flying machines, and other various contraptions with the help of a friendly monster. Along the way, you might even learn something about physics. $.99. Lite version is free. Available for Apple devices.  

Ages 9-12:

    

TinkerBox Solve puzzles or use your imagination to build awesome inventions as you explore how physics works. Free. Available for Apple devices.

Hopscotch - Designed by MIT, this app teaches kids the basics of computer programming and then allows them to create their own games or play games that others have created. Free. Available for Apple devices.

Family:

      

DIY Sun Science and DIY Nano - Developed by UC Berkeley's Lawrence School of Science, these apps provide families with interesting experiments to do together with household items. Build a solar oven, watch live images from NASA's sun camera, and more. Free. Available for Apple devices.

Color Uncovered and Sound Uncovered - Developed by an award-winning science museum in California, these apps are designed as interactive books, including easy-to-do experiments on each page. Free. Available for Apple devices.