June 1, 2015 (Vol. 35, No. 11)


Strong Points: Cross-referenced glossary terms and online modules, many entries
Weak Points: Internet connection required for modules, brief definitions




Can’t quite remember the difference between DNA helicase and DNA ligase, or not quite sure who Johannes Kepler was? The Visionlearning Science Glossary app provides a convenient, easy-to-browse glossary of scientific terms and people. While you can certainly simply Google a particular term or person when you’re stymied, the Science Glossary app offers a few advantages over the search engine approach. For one, the information makes for easy browsing while you’re on the go, so you can quickly brush up on any number of scientific concepts that are organized alphabetically within the app. The terms are also cross-referenced in other glossary entries, so you can quickly hop between related concepts. Finally, the app cross-references glossary terms with education modules on the Visionlearning website, so app users can quickly move from a brief definition to an in-depth lesson on the topic.

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