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Laurah Jurca
Laurah Jurca
(Laurel - United States)

<p>I currently serve as an ESOL Coach for my school district in Maryland. I work with both ESOL and mainstream teachers to help them improve the quality of their instruction for their English language learners. During my career, I have taught grades k-8,  ...

Best Free Apps for Space and Astronomy

NASA App and NASA App HD (free)

Why it is on this list: Top free education app on Google play

Existing review:
Must have app for space enthusiasts

Price: Free

iPhone, iPad (NASA App HD only), Android 

Link(s) to download:
NASA App for iPhone ; NASA App HD for iPad ; NASA App for Android

Planets (free)

Why it is on this list: Top free educational app on Google play


Existing review: Deffinitely worth downloading, it gives a full 360° 3D realtime view of the whole skymap, showing every object's current, changing all the time. It also gives a full 3D globe of all the planets in the solar system, showing the current light and dark sides of the Earth, but what I really like is that you can change the light spectrum, giving different views such as visable light and x-ray. Deffinitely worth it.



Link to download:

Science360 (free)

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Why it is on this list: Top 15 iPad Apps as selected by teachers on Emerging Ed Tech

Existing review: Beautiful images with accompanying text and videos. A great app for someone eager to learn more about the world around them.



Link to download:

SkyView Free - Explore the Universe (free)

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Why it is on this list: App Store Rewind 2011 Best Education App (paid version); Top free educational app on iTunes

Existing review: For any astronomer, amateur or professional, this app is a must. It's degree of interaction between the user and its technological advances keeps the character in play involved through out the time of usage. Download!!

Price: Free (paid version is $1.99)

Device: iPhone and iPad

Link(s) to download:
Free version ; Paid version

Moon (free)

Why it is on this list: Curated for Curriki

Existing review: I love this app! I use it every night!

Price: Free

Device: iPhone, iPad

Link to download: Moon