Free Applications 


    Learn to code by creating your own games. You can use our video tutorials, or create your own projects from scratch. Play, download and remix millions of games made by other Hopscotchers. Use blocks to learn coding logic and concepts before diving into the syntax of coding languages. Start your journey as a coder with our easy-to-follow tutorials. Immediately apply what you’ve learned to make your own art and games. Free to create, play and learn from starter tutorials.


    Scratch Jr

    ScratchJr is an introductory programming language that enables young children (ages 5 and up) to create their own interactive stories and games. Children snap together graphical programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Children can modify characters in the paint editor, add their own voices and sounds, even insert photos of themselves -- then use the programming blocks to make their characters come to life.

    Tynker is the easiest way for children to learn programming. Solve puzzles to learn concepts, easily build your own games, and control robots and drones using our new step-by-step coding tutorials. 50+ free starter templates included for games, apps, drawing, music, physics, and more. 
    Isaac Newton's Gravity
    Isaac Newton’s Gravity is an addictive physics puzzle game that’s based around—you guessed it—gravity. It has 50 unique levels of contraption building, each of which are challenging enough that you won’t be putting this game down anytime soon. Each level begins with a ball that drops from a starting location and rolls whichever way the course takes it—until it hits an obstacle or loses momentum. The object of the game is to use various items (different items are provided in each level) to give the ball a clear path to the level-ending button.
    Basket Fall
    Basket Fall engages students with fun activities that are exceeded only by the simplicity the app offers as it challenges students and helps them hone physics concepts, such as predicting angles, arcs and the effects of gravity. As players progress, the need for precision and attention to detail increases, teaching the importance of making well-informed predictions. Basket Fall is a great way to get young students to apply physics-based thinking in the classroom
    Connect with friends, compete in games and learn to code. All in one place. The Ozobot Evo app unlocks the entire universe of Evo experiences. You should own an Ozobot Evo in order to enjoy this application. Evo uses Bluetooth© to connect with your Android phone or tablet. 


    Simple Machines

    In Simple Machines, explore the playful side of physics! Experiment with levers, pulleys, inclined planes, levers, pulleys, inclined planes, wedges, wheel and axles, and screws. Discover how they work and investigate the invisible forces behind them in this sandbox app. Simple Machines integrates with STEM curriculum: kids can alter and test each machine to learn about force and motion, actions and reactions, inputs and outputs, conservation of energy, mechanical advantages, and tradeoffs. Get free activity sheets at tinybop.com.

    BrainPop Jr
    Available for both Android and iOS, Brain Pop Jr uses the visual medium of movies to keep students engaged in hundreds of topics, including STEM. Aimed at students, the app features a new animated documentary every day, followed by quizzes and games related to the topic that help kids connect the scientific concepts to the real world. 

    Applications for a Fee

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    Crazy Gears

    Crazy Gears is a problem-solving game that gets kids thinking critically, problem solving, and exploring physics and other STEM topics. This engaging puzzle-like app asks students to construct gears to complete each level. Users will be introduced to important STEM skills that connect to tasks across disciplines. This is a really creative, highly accessible and fun option for exploring physics and engineering.



    The Robot Factory

    The Robot Factory by Tinybop is an exploratory app as kids build their dream bots in this beautiful robot factory. Kids who love to create, design, and experience free play can mix and match 50+ unique parts to experiment with different designs. The Robot Factory's is best for builder-types who have the patience to explore and stick to a task without a lot of reinforcement. 



    Simple Rockets

    Design your own rocket ships. Blast off into space. Explore the solar system. See if you have what it takes to be a rocket scientist.





    The Everything Machine

    Build anything you can imagine! A simple drag-and-drop visual coding language lets you create machines using your device’s camera, sensors, lights, sound, and more. Start quickly with a simple machine, like a light switch, and learn to build more complex machines. Download the free Everything Machine Manual for instructions to build starter machines like a picture-swirler or cookie-thief catcher. The manual also explains inputs, outputs, logic gates, routers, and more. Learn the basics of coding and circuitry.