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Disease Outbreaks, Comets, War Monuments, oh my! Entertaining and Educational Government Apps


From a GovLoop blogger: 10 Most Entertaining Government Mobile Apps:

1) Solve the Outbreak, from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

2) NASA App: NASA’s official app enables you to discover the galaxies from the palm of your hand.

3) Comet Quest: Another fantastic NASA creation. This game makes you the mission controller of the Rosetta spacecraft. While dodging ice chunks, you carefully observe and record information from comets. Not only is it a fun game, but you also learn a lot about comets in the process. It is compatible with iPhone and iPad.

4) Leafsnap: The Smithsonian Institution: an educational app that utilizes visual recognition software to identity tree species from photographs of their leaves.

5) Pointe du Hoc: The American Battle Monuments Commission created this app to give you a chance to visit the World War II D-Day landing site in France.

6) mPing: Ever wanted to be a meteorologist? This app, created by the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) and the Precipitation Identification Near the Ground project (W-PING)

7.Satellite Insight: Another NASA gem. This game is similar to Comet Quest, but instead you are collecting data from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, R series (GOES-R)

8) Your Art: The National Gallery of Art constructed this app for both visitors and art lovers across the globe. It provides access to the Gallery’s expansive collection of art

9) Aesop for Children: The Library of Congress adapted the book “The Aesop for Children” to create this interactive app. It contains over 140 classic fables, complemented with creative illustrations and animations.

10) DocsTeach: The National Archives and Records Administration constructed this app to enable you to learn more about our nation’s history and interact with primary source documents.

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