Grade 6-8 Apps

For middle school, there are multiple levels running can concurrently. Some students are on an advanced path and some students are trying to catch up. Math can range from learning multiplication all the way to geometry. Science classes are pretty standard for the majority of students.

Math


Science


Language Arts


Social Studies



Foreign Language


Drawing





Math

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Easel Algebra I lite
Easel combines interactive, hands-on Algebra workbooks with instant "ShowMe" lessons. If you get stuck on a problem, just tap ShowMe" and see a step-by-step animation of how to solve the problem, instantly. It's like having a tutor on demand!

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Free
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Wolfram Alpha
Wolfram|Alpha--Get answers. Access expert knowledge. Wherever you are. Whenever you need it.

Find out how much vitamin C is in a bowl of ice cream. Learn what European country has the fourth largest population of children. Compute solutions to difficult trig and calculus problems. Balance complex chemical equations. Discover what is overhead as you gaze up at the stars. Finally crack that crossword puzzle.

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$.99
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Free Equation Genius

Equation Genius will help you do you math in seconds. It supports the following:

- 1st degree equations (ax + b = c)
- Quadratic (2nd degree) equations (ax^2 + bx + c = 0)
- Cubic (3rd degree) equations (ax^3 + bx^2 + cx + d = 0)
- System of two unknowns (2 variables)
- System of three unknowns (3 variables)

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Free






Science

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EMD Periodic Table
The "EMD PTE" iPad/iPhone application provides detailed information, state-of-the-art functions and an appealing presentation. It offers high-school and university students as well as teachers or professors the opportunity to learn more about the chemical elements - from classification to element features to their history of discovery. The powerful multi-lingual app renders complex contents intuitively comprehensible: the well-structured and concise arrangement of groups and periods, details for every element, intelligent controls, and numerous selection options provide quick access to needed information.

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Free
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Mild Elements 2
Mild Elements 2 is the interactive periodic table that can plot graph; electron diagram; other information.

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Periodic Table
This is a standard periodic table of the elements - a necessity for anyone interested in or even exposed chemistry. However, the version differs in that instead of cramming all the information for an element into one little square, you can select a chemical attribute and have the entire chart color coded to plainly show how the different elements vary with regard to the selected trait.
You can select
1. Atomic Number
2. Chemical Family
3. Electronegativity
4. Radioactivity
5. Melting Point
6. Boiling Point
7. State (Solid, Liquid or Gas)

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Free
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Video Science
Science Class Experiments brought to you by Science House and featuring Science Teacher Dan Menelly, winner of the NSF Einstein Fellowship in Cyberinfrastructure!

These videos are 2 to 3 minutes in length and demonstrate the steps of simple science experiments. The experiments are designed to inspire and excite kids of all ages, with very little set-up time and using only low cost materials.

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Free
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Science Glossary
An extensive glossary of scientific terms and short biographies of key scientists. Formatted specifically for the iPhone and provided by Visionlearning, Inc. All definitions link to related terms and detailed science learning modules.

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Free

TempConvert Universal
TempConvert is the easiest temperature converter application available for iOS. While calculator can convert temperatures, do you remember all the formulas for conversion? Specific numbers? TempConvert is here to the rescue! Just type in the temperature you want to convert, and the app does everything automatically! Best part, it does everything on the fly. Just type the number, and voila. Conversions made easy.

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iBird Lite HD
iBird Lite HD offers features impossible to find in a conventional field guide to birds, and it is the perfect learning tool for everyone with an interest in birding. With no need for an Internet connection, and all of the data right at your fingertips, you can make bird identification a fun activity at home, as well as any hike, camping trip or family vacation.

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Free
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NASA
Come explore with NASA. Now on your iPad.

Features:

• Thousands of images from NASA IOTD, APOD and NASAImages.org
• On demand NASA Videos from around the agency
• Live Streaming of NASA TV
• Current NASA Mission Information
• Launch Information & Countdown clocks
• Current Visible Passes for the International Space Station (ISS)
• ISS and Earth Orbiting Satellite Tracker
• NASA Twitter Feeds from around the agency
• Facebook® Connect and Integrated Twitter™ client for easy sharing
• Map and links to all of the NASA centers
• Quick links to the NASA topic areas
• Featured content section

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Language Arts

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Scott Pilgrim
Six volumes, 1200 pages, 7 evil exes, 1 epic app! The anticipation is finally over. Now you can get all of Scott's battles for Ramona's heart crammed into your favorite digital reading device!

Buy in the app and read on Comics by comiXology and through your browser at comics.comixology.com!

Scott Pilgrim's life is totally sweet. He's 23 years old, in a rock band, "between jobs," AND dating a cute high school girl. Everything is fantastic until a seriously mind-blowing, dangerously fashionable, rollerblading delivery girl named Ramona Flowers starts cruising through his dreams and sailing by him at parties. Will Scott's awesome life get turned upside-down? Will he have to face Ramona's seven evil ex-boyfriends in battle? Short answer: yes. Long answer: Scott Pilgrim the App.

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Free
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Extreme Monsters #1
Extreme Monsters #1 is a middle school level ebook. It is about an Extreme Monsters crew that discover an ultra rare Blue Moon and things go crazy. The text is a good size and that pages look exactly like the paperback book. This app is the first book of the series. Each book costs $.99.

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$.99





Social Studies

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MyCongress
MyCongress is a portal to detailed information about your elected U.S. Congressional officials. Track their news, video and Twitter feeds. Look up their official Open Congress profile or contact them directly. MyCongress helps you get in touch with your government.

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History Maps
History: Maps of the World is a collection of high-resolution historical maps.

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MapProjector
MapProjector displays a live maps and satellite Imagery from your iPAD to a LCD TV or a projector. MapProjector creates an unlimited maps with unlimited landmarks that can be zoomed in and out of.

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$1.99
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HistoryTools
HistoryTools is a free app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch that lists all the famous and infamous people who were born or died on each day of the year, major news events that occurred on each day, plus feast days of saints and holidays and celebrations around the world. Users can enter their own events which will be added to the program.

HistoryTools helps kick-start ideas for writers and is a great help to students who wish to convince their teachers that they are among the smartest and most interesting in the class. It is a godsend to journalists, editors, speechwriters, novelists, non fiction writers, advertising copywriters, publicists, screenwriters, playwrights or anyone with writer¹s block.

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World Book - This Day in History for iPAD
This Day in History for iPad is an interactive multimedia calendar that displays historical events for the current day or any selected day, along with related media such as photos, illustrations, music, and speeches. You can hear the national anthems of countries on the day they became a nation, listen to presidents’ speeches on the anniversaries of their inaugurations, and play sound clips from famous artists on their birthdays.

Background text that appears for each event concentrates on interesting aspects that you might not know. For example, did you know that Vermont was an independent republic for 14 years before becoming a state and that George Washington at one point considered sending troops to overthrow the Vermont government? Each event also has at least one picture for every event, so you can experience the people and places making each day in history famous. The journey begins here, each and every day.

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Free

Europe Puzzle Map
Europe puzzle map game will help you to learn country map’s shape and name of Europe. In main game, touch country map you can see the full name; you need to drag the country map to the correct position, when you drag all maps to its position, you win. Trivia game is designed for you to memorize better the country map name and shape.

Main function:
1. Very fun game to learn Europe country maps by drag the picture.
2. Main game has three levels. First level has the outline tips, have abbreviation of country. Second level has no outline tips and has abbreviation of country. Third level has no outline and abbreviation tips.
3. Trivia game will random to create the three options for every country map. Once answer is wrong, correct answer will prompt.
4. Main game has game time tips and best record.
$1.99
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Wolrd Countries ALL-IN-ONE Free
This app is a wealth of information and links to more information through wikipedia. It gives a thorough overview of each country in the world, then links the user out to the full wikipedia article. It also includes map games, flag games, and capital games that can be drilled down to specific continents. This way students can review only the continent(s) that they have been studying. It works well and didn't crash on me at all. We played it for hours at home.
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Atlas HD - Map Collectection for iPAD
All the maps of the World will be easily accessible anytime.

Featuring :

- America (North America, United States, Central America and South America)
- Europe
- Africa
- Russia
- Asia
- Oceania

Extras :

- Time zones
- Continents map
- Large world map
$.99


Foreign Language

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Count To Ten - Numbers Game
Count to 10 in 10 languages!

Here is your chance to learn to identify the numbers from 1 to 10 in ten languages. You should be able to recognize all numbers after playing each language just a few times

This game let's you identify numbers in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Turkish

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Free

Spanish Numbers
There are three modes which will help you master your key Spanish Numbers:

  • Listen Mode: Hear a native speaker dictate various numbers which you then identify with a number pad; if you're right, you get a different number; if not, the same number will be repeated until you get it right.
  • Speak Mode: Type in a number and hear it spoken.
  • Read Mode: Type in the number for the displayed word.

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$.99

Animals in Spanish
Over 50 animals with sounds and Spanish pronunciation. The perfect introduction to Spanish for your children.

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Drawing

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Share Board
Share Board allows up to 4 users to connect simultaneously via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to create, innovate, draw, share pictures, play games or just have fun—and Share Board is inter-compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Share Board includes multiple drawing tools (Pen, Marker, Highligher), editing and scaling features, session save and log, the ability to upload and edit photos and text and features to share any session via email or Facebook. Assign session names and icons. Even connect your iPad to a projector to display your work for presentations.
Use Share Board to share thoughts and ideas during meetings, conferences or tradeshows. Upload pictures, add texts and share them on Facebook.

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$3.99