This app from the ESA Hubble Space Telescope site helps you enter the beautiful world of the Hubble Space Telescope. With this app, you can view 100 of the top images from the Hubble Space Telescope, learn some facts about the space objects seen with the telescope, and view a slide show of the images. If you happen to find a favorite picture in the gallery, you can even save it as wallpaper to your mobile device.
Navigating around the app is easy. When you first open the app, you'll see the first image immediately. To get more information about it, simply tap on the box in the lower left of the screen. Once you're on the information page, if you decide you want to learn more, you can tap on the "More Information" button at the bottom right of the screen, which will take you out of the app and to the ESA Hubble Space Telescope site.
To browse through the images, you can either swipe you finger or tap on the index icon at the top of the page. You can choose to view the slide show by tapping on the play button at the top of the screen. And, if you want to save one of the images as wallpaper, simply tap on that button and save the image to our photos.
You can use this app in the classroom to get your students excited about astronomy and the space sciences. They can see for themselves the wonder and beauty of the cosmos. They also can use the app to learn about the Hubble Space Telescope and the types of objects it records as it moves through space.
One way you could use this app is to assign your students, or have them choose, one of the images, read the information provided in the app, and then conduct more research on it. Students could then present their research to the whole class.