It can be difficult to provide students with authentic hands-on experiences in high school science, as the syllabus becomes more focused on abstract concepts, and phenomena that occur at either very small or very large scales. Apps can provide immersive experiences that connect students to the concepts they are studying. In science, there is a particular value in apps that provide opportunities for students to manipulate and experiment with simulations. Each broad area of the lower secondary science curriculum is unpacked below, with ideas about the best apps to use to activate learning and promote thinking and discussion.
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