Must-Have Biology Apps For Teachers To Know

Compounding subjects like science has always been quite challenging for both students and teachers. Initially, when a sudden school closure was announced, it gave a sense of panic among students, as they had to learn science without a teacher's live support.

Studying such practical and difficult subjects online was new to them.  

However, thanks to the new-age technologies. With the increasing use of modern technologies like smartphones and tablets, we do not have to worry much. Now, there are several subject-specific apps that students can access and make use of. Focusing on biology, whether a student wants to learn the basics or wants to have more knowledge about botany, microbiology, zoology or genetics, the Internet world has several biology apps that can help learners understand the concepts easily and effectively. 

Check out the list of must-have biology apps for teachers to explore!

Highly popular, Curiscope is a biology app that features the 3D model of the human body organs. This app is an ideal choice for younger students willing to explore the human body and GCSE wishing to revise Biology. Supporting STEM activities, Curiscope is one of the most innovative and engaging ways for students of all grades, right from curious middle schoolers to revising teenagers to learn Biology. The app lets you touch each organ (i.e., brain, heart, lungs, stomach, liver, etc.) to see more information and detailed morphological descriptions.

Price: Free  

Compatible with: iOS and Android  

Science Practical Simulator is an extremely engaging learning app that allows the modelling and completion of science-based practical activities most innovatively and safely. The application covers various experiments typically taught in Biology, such as Micro-Biology, Food Tests, Osmosis, Photosynthesis and more. 

Price: Free 

Compatible with: iOS, Android and Website  

It is designed especially for GCSE Biology students who wish to challenge their learning or assess their knowledge so far. The app has all the key terms in the syllabus with their meanings and video clips to help explain all tricky concepts effortlessly. Learners can easily browse through the syllabus and then test their knowledge to determine what they know and prove they have mastered each topic. 

Price: Free 

Compatible with: iOS and Android  

Animals 4D lets you invite friends around the globe to your home with the Animals on the app. It helps kids experience the wildlife in life-size like never before. Animals4D has amazing features like "Spell Me" that helps kids to spell & pronounce the name of the animals right and innovative feature like "AboutMe" to help kids know about the animal's lifestyle and class. The application also has Cool, Angry, Attack, the exclusive features in which animal's express different moods. 

Price: Free 

Compatible with: Android  

The human body is great at teaching children about the human body and its different systems. The application helps kids peep into the human body and let them know what our body parts are made of and how they work, highlighting the seven models, their important structures such as bones, lymph nodes, the heart, and the intestines. 

Price: Free 

Compatible with: iOS  

Anatomy and Physiology is an eBook that sums up the overall anatomy and morphology of animals' body and their functions and processes. This ebook is divided into several chapters like cell, body organization, hormones and chemicals, and the different body systems making it easier to learn biology. Further, it is perfect for reviewing dissection as it uses animals encountered in veterinary medicine as examples. 

Price: Free 

Compatible with: iOS and Android.  

Medicinal Plant is an excellent app for those who want to know more about botany. This application teaches its users the benefits of medicinal plants, medicines prepared out of harmful chemicals and how any side effects can be avoided. It also provides several illustrations for easier identification. Precisely, the application gives its users an interface to help them identify and use some plants for human medicinal purposes. 

Price: Free

Compatible with: Android  

This application is perfect for those who love taxonomy, the science of naming and classifying organisms Or simply want to have an accessible tool whenever learners wish to play the role of a "scientist" who can scientifically name organisms in their surroundings. 

Scientific Binomial Names comprise more than 3000 binomial names of different organisms globally and can be used offline. 

Price: Free 

Compatible with: Android 

Frogs have been a longstanding model for understanding the internal function, position, and relative size of organs, tissues, and systems. This app facilitates an excellent use of tactile educational activity and, of course, is a replacement for a frog dissection lab or as a pre-lab preparation exercise. With this app, students drive a surgical knife or scissors with their fingertips, 'lift' organs or tissues, and spin organs around while the narrator explains about them. This app is best for high school biology students. 

Price: Free  

Compatible with: iOS 

Designed especially for students enrolled in Microbiology I courses, this app features several review lectures and graphics about microbiological principles and techniques, making it easier for students to learn. 

Price: Free 

Compatible with: Android 

Have you already tried any of these biology apps? Share your experience in the comments section.

About the Author
Author: Saniya Khan
Saniya Khan I am Saniya Khan, Copy-Editor at EdTechReview - India’s leading edtech media. As a part of the group, my aim is to spread awareness on the growing edtech market by guiding all educational stakeholders on latest and quality news, information and resources. A voraciously curious writer with a dedication to excellence creates interesting yet informational pieces, playing with words since 2016.

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