Cool New STEM Apps for Brainiacs

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Affiliate Links I’ve found tons of cool new STEM apps for your brainiac children ages 2 to 13! STEM means these apps are about science, engineering, technology, and mathSTEM normally means that one or more of those subjects are in the content — but for this post, I’m including all apps that have any STEM skills, even if they’re straight science or math. Each app has links to the Apple Store and the Android store on Amazon when available. (Links are just after the app description.)

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Cool New STEM Apps for Brainiacs

Shape Gurus
Shape Gurus
$1.99 ages 2 – 5
Interactive story with puzzles about shapes and colors.

This Is My Weather New STEM Apps for Kids
This is My Weather – Meteorology for Kids
$2.99 ages 6 – 8
Explore the weather! Investigate interesting facts about meteorology – in a playful way!

science app for kids DNA PLAY
DNA Play $2.99 ages 4 – 9
Create your own incredible monsters and transform them in real-time by building and tweaking their DNA! Over 200 billion unique life forms at your fingertips!

LEGO Jrs New STEM Apps for Kids
LEGO Juniors Create & Cruise
FREE ages 4 – 7
Create their very own LEGO® vehicles and mini-figures. Cruising for coins will unlock virtual LEGO® sets that can be built with a few easy touches – and which will become part of the game’s colorful 3D scenery for your child’s next drive-through.

Toca Robot Lab New STEM Apps for Kids Robot App
Toca Robot Lab
$2.99 ages 2 – 8
Build your own robot with Toca Robot Lab! With all the tools and materials you need, Toca Robot Lab let kids get creative.

Robot School New STEM Apps for Kids
The Robot School
$3.99 ages 7+
Winner of 2015 Parents’ Choice Gold Award! R-obbie the Robot crashed his spaceship in a far away galaxy. R-obbie needs a lot of energy to get back to his planet. Drag and drop programming instructions to help him reach the fuel he needs to return home safely. Robot School offers a child-friendly way to learn procedures, loops and conditional instructions, while making programming fun and accessible, regardless of prior experience.

Cato's Hike coding app for kids
Cato’s Hike: A Programming and Logic Odyssey $4.99 ages 4+
Learn simple programming by helping Cato overcome obstacles.

Marco Polo Artic New STEM Apps for Kids Science
Marco Polo Arctic
$2.99 ages 3 – 6
Learn about 30+ animals and play with them in an interactive land/sea environment. Feed the animals, throw snowballs, drive an amphibious vehicle, and more.

LEGO mindstorms Fix the Factory New STEM Apps for Kids
LEGO Mindstorms Fix the Factory
FREE ages 8+
This puzzle game features a humanoid robot, EV3RSTORM and a robot factory with battery packs in the incorrect locations.

Quick Math Jr New STEM Apps for Kids
Quick Math Jr
. FREE ages 3 – 7
Quick Math Jr. is an award winning app that covers the essential foundations of mathematics, including counting, addition and subtraction, place value, writing numbers and much more!

Motion Math Cupcake New STEM Apps for Kids
Motion Math: Cupcake!
$4.99 ages 9 – 11
Navigate the road to sweet success! In this delightfully delicious simulation game, you build a cupcake delivery shop, buying ingredients, designing cupcakes, setting prices, and delivering to customers. Learn economics, word problems, proportions, mental math, and the coordinate system as you grow your business. My girls LOVE this app!

Doodle Math Shapes New STEM Apps for Kids math app
doodle Math: Shapes $2.99 ages 2 – 5
An interactive and fun way to learn 8 different shapes such as triangle, rectangle, square, trapezoid, pentagon, hexagon, circle and semicircle.

Plum's Creaturizer New STEM Apps for Kids
Plum’s Creaturizer
FREE ages 6 – 9
Go on a nature adventure with Plum’s Creaturizer! Kids and families can build wild creatures, then head outdoors to photograph them right in their own backyard. It’s part of PLUM LANDING, a PBS KIDS project that helps kids develop a love for this amazing, beautiful, and dramatic planet we call home.

Motion Match Math New STEM Apps for Kids
Motion Math: Match $3.99
Motion Math: Match features addition, subtraction, multiplication, division…and magical number tiles.

Inventioneers New STEM Apps for Kids
Inventioneers FREE or $1.99 ages 6 – 8
Learn about physics, especially air, fire, magnetism and more. With the help of the Inventioneers, you can invent fun, creative and often quite weird inventions. A lot of inventions are included in the game, the more you solve the more parts you receive for your own inventions.

Tiggly Learn to Count math apps for kids
Tiggly Cardtoons: Learn to Count with 25 Interactive Kids Stories FREE ages 1 – 5
Count, drag, match, and enjoy as the seemingly simple buttons you create come alive becoming part of a wildly imaginative cornucopia of storytelling. Ordinary pieces of cardboard shuffle into a variety of positions, each time becoming something new and unexpected.

Tiggly Chef Preschool Math New STEM Apps for Kids
Tiggly Chef: Preschool Math Cooking Game FREE ages 1 – 5
Learn early addition concepts and think flexibly about numbers while helping Chef prepare his signature Spicy Hula Monkey Cake, and over 40 other outrageous dishes.

TodoMath New STEM Apps for Kids
Todo Math
FREE ages 4+
Todo Math’s early elementary curriculum is ideal for learning foundational math skills at home and in the classroom.

The Earth New STEM Apps for Kids Science app for kids
The Earth
by TinyBop $2.99 ages 4+
Dig into our planet and the geological forces that shape it. Trigger earthquakes! Make volcanos erupt! Investigate plate tectonics, weathering, erosion, and deposition. Travel across time to see how our home has changed over eons, pre-Pangea to the present.

Bug Mazing New STEM Apps for Kids
Bug Mazing
$1.99 ages 3 – 6
Take control of a bug hero to explore and discover a myriad of environments while trying to save the peaceful King from the bad bug forces. Have fun while developing key skills such as counting, critical thinking, fine motor skills, and more.

Teachley New STEM Apps for Kids Math app
Teachley: Subtractimals
$2.99 ages 5 – 8
This app teaches children important strategies for solving subtraction problems.

Doodle Math Numbers New STEM Apps for Kids preschool math app
Doodle Math: Numbers
$2.99 ages 2 – 5
Help your kids to learn basic number concepts as they play with curious little critters.

Meet the Insects science app
Meet the Insects: Water & Grass Edition 
$4.99 ages 6+
Beautiful photographs and videos of 90 insects and narrated scripts. This app is a resource not a game or puzzle.

Meet Science - educational learning app for kids
Meet Science: Magnetism and Electricity
$4.99 ages 8+
‘Meet Science’ inspires all school-aged kids to explore fundamental concepts of Magnetism and Electricity (1st Edition) with variety of fun features such as animations, experiments, and mini-games.

Water Cycles New STEM Apps for Kids
Water Cycles
$1.99 ages 9 – 11
Every new challenge is designed to help you gain an intuitive understanding of why water is so important in our lives – how it changes state, how it moves, and what we need it for.

Plants TInyBop New STEM Apps for Kids
by Tinybop $2.99 ages 4+
Unearth the secrets of the green kingdom! Explore interactive dioramas of the forest, desert, and grasslands. Dozens of species spring to life & new surprises arise with every adventure in this STEM-aligned digital sandbox.

Fishing with Grandpa New STEM Apps for Kids
Fishing with Grandpa
$2.99 ages 2 – 6
Grab some gear, play underwater games, choose a lure, cast a line, hook and reel in a fish, and add new fish to your collection! Grandpa needs your help counting fish, spotting differences, identifying fish, solving puzzles and mazes, and more.


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