Google’s Science Journalapp lets students do science with their Androidsmartphone. They can use the sensors in their phone or connect to external sensors to conduct experiments on the world around them. With the app, students can organize their ideas into projects, make predictions, take notes, collect data in multiple trials, and then annotate and explore their results. Cost: Free
Plus: Science Journal allows users to experiment and engage with their world using different onboard sensors in their Android phone (for example, accelerometers and microphone), as well as compatible external sensors. A companion website, Making & Science, provides freeactivities that will help students aged 10 and up become familiar with using those sensors and interpreting graphs created in the app. The activities were created in partnership with the Exploratorium in San Francisco.
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is being celebrated around the world from December 6 to 12, 2021, as a way to promote computer science across the enterprise with students, families, educators, businesses, and communities. During CSEdWeek, educators and families are encouraged to organize an Hour of Code to recognize the importance of inspiring students of all ages to better understand computer science and codingconcepts, and advocate for equity. Here is a sampling of resources and events to help guide participation in CSEdWeek.
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Students can take a 360-degree virtual tour of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at California Institute of Technology. Through the virtual tour, students can explore key areas of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.