Start a science project with Google's Science Journal

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This latter effort is part of a bigger push to make it easy for users to find new, valuable apps - that same rationale is why Google is rolling out Collections in the Play Store.

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"Science Journal is a tool for doing science with your smartphone". This kit contains things like external sensors, microcontrollers, and other supplies that could aid in kids' experimentation. The application activates the phone's sound sensor or microphone and displays measurements on the screen.

Google's new Android app can record and measure your environment and then helps you turn data into graphs. "PocketLab enables intuitive exploration of science concepts in the real world and lowers technological barriers for using science equipment", said Dave Bakker, COO and co-founder of Myriad Sensors.

In addition to taking in all that data, the app also acts as a notebook where students or generally curious people can set up experiments, run trials, record data and test their predictions. Finally, Google has released some information about the betas and also some other good features to come for Play Store.

In order to keep a steady crop of quality scientists coming out of universities, it is important to create ways to foster interest in STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - at a young age.

Some mobile apps are already available in the market that work similarly to Science Journal.

Science Journal is not quite the app for the Newtons and Faradays of this world-but it can inspire budding talents to greater achievements.

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