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Best Biology Apps and Websites for Students

Amp up animal acumen and power up plant knowledge with tech tools that look at the science of life. From endangered species to the secrets of the ocean and games that give kids a new perspective, these apps, games, and websites will get kids hooked on the world of living things.

MarcoPolo Ocean Publisher: MarcoPolo Learning
Young explorers discover oceans through puzzles and free play
Grades Pre-K-K
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
Ansel and Clair's Adventures in Africa Publisher: Cognitive Kid, Inc.
Find lions, giraffes, and a robot (oh my!) in this fab app adventure
Grades K-3
Type App
Price $4.99
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 3
LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Super Animal Genius Publisher: LeapFrog
Fun mini-games about animals and habitats from around the world
Grades K-4
Type Game
Price $24.99
Platforms LeapFrog games
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
World Book's World of Animals Publisher: World Book, Inc.
Impressive multimedia encyclopedia of animals
Grades K-5
Type App
Price $4.99
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Lifeliqe Publisher: LifeLiQe, Inc.
Impressive, interactive 3D models augment classroom learning
Grades K-12
Type App
Price Free to Try, Paid
Platforms iPad, Apps for Windows
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Wisconsin Fast Plants Visit Website: http://www.fastplants.org/index.php
Easiest way to use plants in K-12 science classrooms
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: The Magic School Bus: Oceans Publisher: LeapFrog
Dive deep into the ocean and learn about the creatures that live there
Grades 1-3
Type Game
Price 24.99
Platforms LeapFrog games
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Pines to Vines - The Forest Biome Publisher: Mobile Education Store LLC
Amazing digital science textbook for a range of abilities
Grades 1-8
Type App
Price $9.99
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
Earth Rangers Visit Website: http://www.earthrangers.com/
Kid conservationist's paradise with great images, vids, animals galore
Grades 2-8
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
Edheads Visit Website: http://www.edheads.org
Realistic, appealing simulations deliver superb science content
Grades 3-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Mystery Science Visit Website: http://mysteryscience.com
Big questions, kids' curiosity drive thoughtful science curriculum
Grades K-5
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Crazy Plant Shop Publisher: Filament Games
Shop sim makes Punnett squares playful
Grades 4-10
Type Game
Price 5.99 per account
Platforms Linux, Mac, Windows
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Spore Publisher: Electronic Arts
Kids play mad scientists to design fantastic creatures
Grades 4-12
Type Game
Price 49.99
Platforms Mac, Windows
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Lifeboat to Mars Publisher: PBS Kids Go
Fantastic ecosystem sim makes learning biology fun
Grades 5-8
Type Game
Price Free
Platforms Mac, Windows
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
Mosa Mack Science Visit Website: https://www.mosamack.com/
Engaging design challenges turn kids into actual science detectives
Grades 5-8
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
Encyclopedia of Life Visit Website: http://eol.org/
Superb crowdsourced knowledge bank teems with life for kid biologists
Grades 5-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
Zoo Tycoon Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Excellent park management game helps kids explore economics and zoology
Grades 5-12
Type Game
Price $59.99
Platforms Xbox 360, Xbox One
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
ARKive Visit Website: http://www.arkive.org/
Captivating catalog of biodiversity with great classroom resources
Grades 6-10
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Cell and Cell Structure Publisher: Emantras Inc
Visually stunning tool great for supplementing lessons about cells
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Cell Command Publisher: Filament Games
Immersive biology game keeps students interested while learning
Grades 6-12
Type Game
Price $9.99, $89.70/classroom
Platforms Linux, Mac, Windows
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
Re-Mission 2 Publisher: HopeLab
Six arcade style games tackle tough subject of cancer
Grades 6-12
Type Game
Price Free
Platforms Mac, Windows
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 3
AP Exam Prep Biology Publisher: K12 Inc.
Comprehensive array of study tools, solid content make studying a snap
Grades 9-12
Type App
Price $11.99
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Cogent Education Publisher: IS3D, LLC
Think like a scientist: Solve biology case studies
Grades 9-12
Type App
Price $29.99 Per Case, Per Class, Per Year
Platforms Android, iPad, Apps for Windows, Mac Apps
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
NOVA Labs: RNA Visit Website: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/
Be an RNA engineer! Your design might even destroy a deadly disease
Grades 9-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
Labster Visit Website: http://www.labster.com
Impressive, advanced virtual biotech labs contain glitches
Grades 10-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated