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STEM apps your kids will love

There are so many amazing apps that can add another dimension to your Makerspace and expand your program. Here are some of the best to get you started.

Cargo Bot

Challenging puzzles to get you to think like a programmer.

iPad and Android app

10 - 16 years


Puppet Pals

Create your own animation and shows.

iPad app

6 - 14 years


Garage Band

Make your own music and great recordings.

iPad app

10 - 18 years

Free on some devices.

Lego Juniors Create and Cruise

Create your own vehicles and minifigures.

iPad and Android app

5 - 7 years


Stop-Motion Movie Creator

Create your own stop motion movie using Minecraft mini-figures.

iPad and Android app

5-15 years


Shadow Puppet

Create videos to share and collaborate ideas

iPad and Android app

6-13 years


Book Creator

Make your eBooks to share.

iPad and Android app

6 - 16 years

Cost $


The fun and easy way to learn programming.

iPad and Android app

8 - 14 years



Learn to code through creativity.

iPad app

10 - 18 years



Create your own games, stories and animations using coding. or Scratch Jnr app

5-16 years


Stop Motion Studio

Easy to use stop motion movie app.

iPad and Android app

6 - 18 years


The following apps are developed by the New York Hall of Science and are a wonderful, engaging range of apps for deeper STEM learning. Click here for a range of lessons available on their website and to download the apps. These free apps are only available on iPad. They were developed for children aged 11 - 18 years.

Playground Physics

Discover and explore the physics in your everyday life and your own movements. Record a video of you or your friends - or any form of motion - tap points along the way to trace a path of motion, and discover the motion, forces, and energy involved!

Choreo Graph

Turn photos into animations and explore math concepts as you go in a powerful and fun animation studio. Choreo Graph was inspired by dance and choreography to learn and explore math. Coordinate geometry, angles, and translations have never been this fun.

Fraction Mash

Create hilarious and dazzling photo mashups while exploring fraction concepts. Fractions have never been this fun - you may just want to Instagram your math homework!

Size Wise

Explore ratios and proportions while making funny pictures that make things look wildly bigger and smaller than they really are. Take photos, make measurements, explore the world in a whole new way!


Build 3D models of things you see in the real world, and explore the relationships between surface area and volume in a powerful and fun 3D modelling environment.

Picture Dots

Notice patterns, tell stories, and discover the world. Add dots of colour, words, music, and sounds to photos. Open-ended, creative fun for young learners and grownups.

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