10 Free Android apps for STEM

We’ve put together a list of free, educational Android apps for STEM education. Not only are the Android apps free, but they come recommended by teachers like yourself. From the secrets of deep space, to the animals of the ocean, these Android apps for STEM will bring your lessons to life. Incorporate STEM into your classroom using some of these apps and prepare students to succeed in an increasingly technological world.  If you’re using iPads in your classroom, we’ve got a list of free iPad apps over here

Free Android Apps for STEM



With EarthViewer your students can explore the Earth’s geological past, present and future. Use interactive maps that chart the movement of the continents over millions of years and take a trip through earth’s history.

Story of Life

The Story of Life Android app lets students access 60 years of highlights from shows like Planet Earth, Blue Planet and Africa. This app is a fantastic tool to bring natural history lessons to life through stunning footage. 

Star Chart

Explore the night skies and let students discover stars, planets and constellations like never before. This Android app will bring the solar system and all its planets right into your classroom. 

Periodic Table 2018

With thisAndroid app, students will have the entire periodic table at their fingertips. This app will help students get to grips with chemistry and understand all the elements in the  periodic table. 


This app takes you behind the scenes at NASA to discover their latest missions, photos, news and videos. It’s a great tool to educate students about our efforts in outer space.

NASA Visualization Explorer 

The NASA visualisation Explorer app lets students explore earth and the entire solar system through the eyes of their fleet of NASA’s research spacecraft. 

Khan Academy

Khan gives students access to learning resources like videos, exercises and interesting articles about a wide range of subjects, including biology, chemistry and physics.

Google Earth

Discover and explore every corner of the globe with Google Earth for Android. From landmarks to famous cities and every street in between.

3D Brain

Discover and explore interactive brain structures. The app lets students know what each region does and how they react when injured. A great way to add an interactive element to your biology class.


A interactive game that lets students fight climate change and reduce CO2 emissions with Captain Clean. The game includes mini-quizzes and an educational movie to teach students about their ecological footprint and how to improve it.

If you’re using Android devices in the classroom, use an MDM like Mobile Guardian to manage them. Our easy-to-use tools empower teachers to take control of their digital classroom and save valuable teaching minutes. To find out more about Mobile Guardian, sign up for a free trial or visit our website.



Robyn Hobson

Team Mobile Guardian


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