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Science Journal by Google

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 16+

About Science Journal by Google

Science Journal is the free digital science notebook brought to you by Google. The app gives students and STEM teachers a powerful toolbox of science equipment on devices they already use.

Google's Science Journal is an excellent app for science. It records your progress as you do various things. It may not be in-depth enough for the every day researcher. However, it's more than good enough for students, kids, and some scholars. You record experiments, progress, observations, and data as usual. This app also lets you use sensors on your Android phone to record data as well. In that, Science Journal is unique. Users can access a phone’s built-in accelerometer, light meter, and other sensors to measure the world around you by this amazing app.

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Android, iPad, iPhone





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Science Journal is the free digital science notebook brought to you by Google.

Whether you're a science educator or a hobbyist doing science at home, you can keep your notes, photos and observations all in one convenient place. Use the sensors in your iPhone or iPad to measure and graph phenomena such as light, sound and motion, or connect to external sensors via Bluetooth to conduct experiments on the world around you.

With the Science Journal app, you can:
Measure light, sound, acceleration, air pressure and more using your device's built-in sensors.
Take notes and photos to document your science experiments. More note types coming soon!
Connect to external sensors using select Bluetooth-enabled Arduino devices.
Create automated triggers for recording data and taking notes.
Use sonification to hear the movement of your graphs.

Permissions notice:
Bluetooth: needed to scan for Bluetooth sensor devices.
Camera: needed to take pictures to document experiments and for the brightness sensor.
Photo Library: needed to store pictures taken to document experiments and for adding existing photos from your library to experiments.
Microphone: needed for sound intensity sensor.
Push notifications: needed to inform you of recording status when backgrounding the app.

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