Learning about something that happened a long time ago can be boring for many students. Just by looking at the number of books you need to read for your history class, you can be intimidated. But at the same time, knowing what lead life on Earth to be the way it is now is crucial.

Lucky for us, books are not the only source of knowledge anymore. You can learn so many things, in this case, about history, from anywhere you prefer. There is an app for everything these days, and we found one to learn history as well.

The History of Everything app was actually inspired by videos of Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell (we previously reviewed it here). The app reflects the inspiration in the way it looks and draws your attention.

What the app gives you is a vertical timeline of the history of events right from the Big Bang to few monumental events in modern history. The events are divided into three categories i.e., Birth of the Universe, Life on Earth, and Common Era. Ofcourse, it doesn’t cover ALL the events that took place in history but covers the most crucial ones that you need to know.

While browsing the timeline, you can click on a particular event that interests you and you can read in detail about it. It also covers few historical figures and their contributions to our history such as Marie Curie, Martin Luther King. So, you can look at what point of history did they come to life and what they did.

Overall, this app is a beautiful presentation of history with eye catching animation that does a great job of instilling curiosity in young minds. We highly recommend you give it a try and get informed!

Available on:

Android | IOS

Most often when we don’t force ourselves to pay attention to something, we retain more information about that particular thing. Think about it. How come you remember most things in the newspaper article that you were casually reading than you remember from your Biology textbook that you were trying so hard to memorize? Human brains work in mysterious ways!

With our technology led age, textbooks aren’t the only place you can get your dose of education from. While parents might think you are wasting your time in front of your computer screens, there is a whole dimension of the internet that is anything but a waste of time. YouTube is a great example to showcase that you can learn many interesting things on the internet.

Below are our personal favourite educational YouTube channels and we think they are definitely worth checking out.

1) SciShow

If you want to get the latest science buzz and explanations into the most current phenomena happening in the world, SciShow is a great channel to follow! They provide an unbiased insight into the latest developments in the science community with great video content.

2) Crash Course

If you ever wondered how the smart people on TV know pretty much everything about everything, we think they watch Crash Course on YouTube. This channel is brilliant to get your dose of knowledge on so many different ranges of topics and not limited to just Maths or Science.

3 ASAP Science

This channel has got detailed explanations of various scientific things just like most other channels out there but their style of presentation is quite unique. With a hand drawn like imagery, their videos are very fascinating and do make you feel like you have learned something new today.

4) Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

One of the most vivid and detailed explanations into all things Science…is a great way to introduce anyone to this channel. It is a German channel but the videos are in English and are actually fun to watch. The level of explanation might not be suited to young students but most students beyond ages 13 should be able to grasp most of the content.

5) Mental Floss

The speed at which trivia is thrown at you might leave you dizzy but if you want to know some of the most interesting facts about a particular topic, this channel is epic. Geography to History to Culture to Popular Science. They’ve got it all!

We’re pretty sure there are so many other great channels that our list doesn’t cover, but we believe true joy lies when you discover amazing things by yourself. So, go out there and check out other amazing educational YouTube channels.

If you’ve found a truly amazing one and you think everyone should know about it, drop us an email at info@tutor-science.co.uk and we will feature it.

Some assignments are meant to test your knowledge. Some are meant to test your ability. Some meant to test your creativity. But most assignments are meant to check on one thing in common i.e., your linguistic competence.

Whether you are an English speaking native or not, making sure that your assignment has no spelling or grammatical errors is a major priority. However, it is not always easy to manually screen every line for errors. That is where Grammarly comes into play.

Grammarly has been around for quite some time and still proves to be one of the best productivity apps for students. Irrespective of their study level, students can make use of Grammarly to make sure their written work is free of grammatical errors. It checks for spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and style errors.

The best part about Grammarly is that it works around you. You get to choose from several options i.e, British or American English, Formal or Informal writing style. You can have the app running in the background so that it corrects while you are writing. If you find it distracting, you can run the Grammarly check at the very end, after you have finished writing your draft.

There is a premium version, which allows checking for complex writing errors. But the free version is very apt for school essays and assignments and it does the job. We highly recommend having this app as a Word add-on in your arsenal of tools to tackle written assignments. It not only lets you submit your work with confidence but also takes the work out of proofreading.

Available on:

Windows | Chrome Plugin | MS Office Add On

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