In an effort to help kids explore the world around them in a scientific way, Google has launched a new app called Science Journal. With the app in hand, kids (and adults) will be able to easily record data, take notes and observe changes for projects they may be working on.

Google's Science Journal app helps kids explore the world around them

From Google:

To bring out that inner scientist in all of us, today we're introducing Science Journal: a digital science notebook that helps kids (and adults!) measure and explore the world around them. With this app, you can record data from sensors on your Android phone (or connected via an Arduino), take notes, observe, interpret and predict. Fundamentally, we think this application will help you learn how to think like a scientist!

Google also notes that it has teamed up with San Francisco-based public learning lab Exploratorium to come up with activity kits that work in concert with Science Journal. You can check out some of the available kits — which contain sensors, microcontrollers and more — at the Science Journal website.

Interested? You can get started with Science Journal and start toying around by downloading the app on Google Play now. And for more background on Science Journal, check out the video below.