Google does a lot of work towards the education of children and in their latest attempt, they have released an Android app which turns your smartphone into a mini-lab.
The science journal app lets kids experiment with the phone using the device's different sensors. Google has teamed up with science blog Exploratorium for this project.
One of the things the app will let you do is plot graphs from the accelerometer while walking or running, to help you grasp more about kinetics. You can also record sound waves with the help of the phone's microphone to understand the concept of sound frequencies. The app also enables children to use the phone's light sensor to help understand different scientific concepts.
Google and Exploratorium are also releasing science kits in the US that will make more sensors available to the app and enable it to be used for performing experiments.
"Though we love seeing visitors on our museum floor exploring everything from sound to speed to color, what we love even more is inspiring a world of curious learners. We're excited about making hands-on exploration accessible to people in a place where they already are—their mobile devices," said Exploratorium in a post.
"We believe that anyone can be a maker. Making doesn't just mean coding or working with electronics. It can be building or cooking, fixing a broken salad spinner or re-sewing a button on a teddy bear. Making is about looking at the world around you and creating - or, you guessed it, making - ways to improve it," Google said in their post.
The search company also sent out 120,000 kits to various museums as the part of Google Field Trip Days initiative which allows underprivileged children to visit educational places.
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