Open-Source Software for Students


LibreOffice is the power-packed free, libre and open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers.

GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as  photo retouching, image composition and  image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages. ( more…)

Audacity Audio Recording Software
Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.  Learn more about Audacity…


Ubuntu is a fast, secure and easy-to-use operating system used by millions of people around the world.

Astronomy apps
These astronomy apps allow students to view the night sky either outside or inside.These apps are free (however there are upgrades available that are not necessary)

Astronomy Software for Mobile Devices
Planetarium  Chrome Extension
Chrome extension that allows a ‘live’ look at the night sky for students to use to identify celestial objects in the night sky.  Great for use with Lab 8-8 part I and part II.

Seismicity Software

AR Sandbox resources