Alphabet Inc.'s (GOOGL) Google Science Journal; Everything you Need to Know

Alphabet Inc.'s (GOOGL) Google Science Journal; Everything you Need to Know

For that individual or child that has less interest in science, the app could drive the passion. While the app is packed with basic scientific utility, Google is also working with San Francisco's Exploratorium to create external science kits with additional materials, such as low-priced sensors and craft supplies, that can be used in tandem with the app to measure motion, speed, magnetism, temperature, altitude and more.

Users can record data - such as speed, light, or sound - from the world around them. These additional components are only available in the U.S., however. So if you're looking for a "tool for doing science with your smartphone", look no further - Science Journal is here.

Activities include a number of suggested experiments using the phone's sensors, as well as projects and instructions for how to go about building them.

Science Journal app users can take voice notes when taking measurements, which will allow them to remember more details.

This week has been a big week in the world of Google and Android, and while some of the bigger announcements have been around Android and of course the Play Store coming to Chrome OS, smaller news has been important as well.

The company has also said that it will make the app open source later this summer, and that it is "eager to work with hardware vendors, science educators and the open source community to continue improving Science Journal". Google's Science Journal will also drive your investigative skills and even inspire you to "build a foundation of learning to explore on your own". Apart from Android devices, the app can also be linked to external sensors via connections to Arduino. Moreover, Google says the app will help adults to embrace their "inner scientist". With it, you can use your smartphone's sensors to gather data, and the Android app helps you visualize and graph this data in an easy-to-understand way.

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