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Popplet: The APPliance of Science

Popplet is a popular app with professors and students in the science classroom and in the laboratory. It has all the versatile, intuitive features favored by inquisitive minds. This ensures Popplet a position at the hub of all the best school and college science projects. Popplet has a role to play at every stage of the discovery process, from the initial ideas (brainstorming) stage through to the presentation of results. 

Why is Popplet so popular with scientists? Because there are so many ways to use it in scientific work. With Popplet you can:

  • Brainstorm thoughts and ideas – What do we know? What do we want to know? How are we going to find out?
  • Plan practical work and experiments
  • Record observations during practicals using text, photos, and video
  • Collate and present results
  • Collaborate on project work in real time…or anytime
  • Classify and make visuals of pretty much anything: animals, insects, plants, planets…
  • Create cool visuals that demonstrate learning
  • Produce great presentations of results

Let’s put Popplet under the microscope and observe its behavior in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.


There are so many popplets featuring plants, animals and elements of the natural world that we simply cannot do them justice here. We have thousands in our Public Popplets section. Favorite biology subjects include popplets about animals and plants, lifecycle popplets, complex studies of anatomy or microbiology. Here are some of Popplet’s most recent contributions to the field of biology:

Plant Parts: Classification, organization, fact gathering

All you ever needed to know about plant parts in a single digestible slide. This type of popplet can be created for any living thing. It’s a fun way to learn and to demonstrate learning.

The Life of a Chicken: Lifecycles

It’s all here: the beginning, the middle, and the end. Revealing the mysteries of the Universe – but what came first, the chicken or the egg? Let’s find out! This exercise can be easily adapted for insects, butterflies, sea creatures and Unicorns.

The Circulatory System: complex, collaborative effort

A popplet board is a blank canvas without limit. It will hold as much information as you need, making it ideal for simple as well as complex works like this collaborative effort from Laura and Firouzeh:


Chemical Bonding: Ionic, Covalent, and Metallic bonds – a presentation

For those of us  who don’t know our covalent from our ionic bonds, there’s now no excuse. This elegant, clear Popplet from Fatima Guandique’s blog explains everything:

Separation Labs: demonstrating lab skills/learning

This Popplet from Sierra’s chemistry blog is full of information and observations about Sierras laboratory work. Disciplined, as a great scientist surely must be, not even the seemingly most insignificant event escapes Sierra’s notes. This is a learning while doing popplet:


Change Of State: observing change

A fantastically simple idea, which could be applied to anything and everything that changes over time. Snap photos with the iPad or iPhone, download into Popplet from camera roll and add text.

Force and Motion: different ways to move

Kindergartener Physicists published their findings recently on Twitter. Extensive research revealed that there are at least four different ways to move: pull, push, run, roll. Great stuff!

Who knows how many important discoveries Popplet has witnessed, or how many more it will see in the future. One thing is for sure: if you don’t share you’re thinking, the world will never know how great your ideas are! So, please share your work with the Popplet community on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Or, you can simply check out what’s on offer if you are searching for inspiration. For more Poppets and to start creating your own sign up for a Popplet account.