The Science Journal was launched by Google last year for Android phones. The app is an easy way to measure light, sound, motion and more, while it already sounded like a great tool, it is now more useful than before. Google has turned it into a full-fledged digital notebook that students can use to take notes for their scientific experiments.
Each entry now begins with a blank page where students can add in measurements taken by the app, along with their thoughts and observations, as well any photo they have taken. Since the Science Journal is also available on iOS, almost every student with a smartphone can use it.
So long as a phone has the appropriate hardware, students can use the app as a linear accelerometer, a magnetometer and a compass. They can even take a snapshot of their data while the tools are doing their job. To help teachers and students get started, the big G has uploaded new experiments they can do with the help of Science Journal. They can use it however they want, though, even if it's to record the sound intensity of their neighbour's Friday night parties so they can show it to the landlord.
Have a look at the Science Journal video below: