New iPad App Lets Brooklyn Students Learn Chemistry With Greater Ease

As iPad applications go, "Lewis Dots" is basic. It lets students build and manipulate chemical bonds, replacing the pencil and paper diagrams generations of chemistry students have drawn.

But students say the touchscreen makes adding atoms and matching electrons easier to compute.

"I'm a visual learner, so I can see it on the iPad and touch it, and I know what bonds go together," says student Ebony Harris.

"It's so visual and it's like you're having fun doing the work instead of just writing it out and memorizing it," says student Sadia Akhtar.

The city is encouraging schools to incorporate technology into lessons...

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