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10 Great Philadelphia Apps for School Field Trips

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Philadelphia Apps

See an example of a 3-day customized Ben Franklin Philadelphia itinerary

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Philadelphia   Apps

Ben’s Virtues

Price to Download: Free

Description: “In 1726, while on an 80-day ocean voyage from London to Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin developed a plan and corresponding chart for regulating his future conduct.He based his plan on a chart of thirteen virtues… Use this modern incarnation of Benjamin Franklin’s original chart to improve and regulate your daily conduct.”

Chemical Heritage Foundation Museum ChemCrafter App

Price to Download: Free

Description: Chemical reactions don’t just happen—you have to make them happen. ChemCrafter lets you build your own lab to run fun and creative experiments. Use the Chem-o-convertor to measure energy released and gain points that unlock new experiments, equipment, and chemicals. Use your new supplies to craft more gases, liquids, and solids.

As your strategy guides you through experiments with water, acids, and salts, you’ll create surprising color changes, encounter fire and smoke, release various gases, and shatter equipment as your achievements earn you an impressive set of trophy-room badges.

National Constitution Center App

Price to Download: Free

Description: “The National Constitution Center is America’s most interactive history museum, and the only museum devoted to the U.S. Constitution and the story of We, the People…Users will have the ability to purchase audio tours from both the Center’s main exhibition, the Story of We the People and Signer’s Hall, as well as tours of special traveling exhibitions…App users will also have access to the Center’s Newswire, which updates daily with constitutionally relevant news stories; a copy of the United States Constitution; a special preview of the Center’s world renowned Freedom Rising show; and a live feed of the Center’s Constitution Blog.”

iPoe – The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe Collection

Price to Download: $4.99

Description: In the XIX century Edgar Allan Poe was ahead of his time and captured the terror and darkness of the human soul, in each of his stories, as no one had ever done. Rediscover his work with iPoe, the Interactive and Illustrated Collection of Edgar Allan Poe with which  you will find the difference between an electronic book and a total interactive experience exploring all capabilities of the iPod, iPhone and iPad. Get shrouded in shadows and dive into the dark work of the master of horror through some of his best stories.

Independence Mobile App

Price to Download: Free

Description: Explore Independence National Historical Park – home of Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the Benjamin Franklin Museum – with this official National Park Service app. Use it to discover the sites and people of the American Revolution, and the founding of the nation.

Philadelphia App

Independence Seaport Museum App

Price to Download: Free

Description:  Find Out about the Latest Events | Get Directions to and Around the Seaport Museum |
Buy Tickets and Membership | Get special promotions | Learn about exhibits in the Seaport Museum App

Price to Download: Free

Description: “The app presents compelling and up-to-the-minute articles, blogs and video to keep you updated on news in the Philadelphia region.”

Philadelphia Official Visitors Guide App

Price to Download: Free

Description: “Get the inside scoop on our famous historic sites, museums, sports and shopping. You’ll also find detailed neighborhood guides and maps as well as itineraries, all from the experts at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.”

Philadelphia Zoo App

Price to Download: Free

Description: The Philadelphia Zoo app features an interactive map,  real-time status updates, zoo exhibit QR scanner, and more.

Physics in Art App 

Price to Download: Free

Description: “This App has been developed to demonstrate how physics principles can be found everywhere, even in an art museum. Several pieces of art currently found in the Philadelphia Museum of Art are examined closely. Some background material on each piece is given.”

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