A smartphone is a great tool for science experiments with or without special apps. Make the most of your phone with these five science experiments you can do with a smartphone.
Use your smartphone for science
Make a smartphone speaker
Imagine you’re in the park having a picnic and fancy playing some music. What can you do? Grab a cardboard tube and two paper or plastic cups, and you’ve got a mini DIY phone speaker!
Make sure the ends of the tube are inside the cups, and carefully cut a slot for your phone.
Experiment with different sizes and material tubes and cups to investigate how the sound changes.
Conduct a heart rate investigation
Use the stopwatch on your phone to conduct a simple heart rate investigation.
Make a DIY projector
Contribute to scientific research around the world
Download a Citizen Science app and contribute to science projects around the world. Track birds, monitor water quality and lots more!
Turn your phone into a microscope
With the addition of a small microscope camera attachment you can turn your phone into a microscope!
Explore the sky with your phone
Become a backyard astronaut with an app that allows you to explore the night sky. The Night Sky app is a good place to start.
Let me know if you have any other ideas for science with a phone!
Last Updated on May 15, 2023 by Emma Vanstone