Just like technology, science is always changing to reflect progress and information learned. With these five science apps for education, you’ll find an array of apps that not only use high definition-quality visual representations, but also integrate the newest requirements in science standards.

scienceThese apps are some of the most current (and most vetted) for students and teachers interested in exploring the world science opens up, all through mobile technology.

This is just a sampling of available science apps. Do you use an app that isn’t on the list? Make sure to mention it in the comments section below.

[Editor’s note: Prices are current as of press time. Please note that app prices may fluctuate. Apps listed in alphabetical order.]

1. Secchi, iPhone/iPad, Android Free

Interested in Marine Biology? This “citizens” science app allows you to take part in a global study of the phytoplankton in the sea. Participants create a Secchi Disk to measure water clarity, which is used in the water until invisible from sight. The amount of phytoplankton is recorded on the Secchi app and uploaded to a database. Sunshine is required for accurate measurements.

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