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A (very) short guide to help you transition to the Arduino Science Journal

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This article was written by Valentina Chinnici, Arduino Education Product Manager

Arduino acquired the Science Journal app from Google on August 5th, and the final handover takes place on December 11th, 2020. 

From that date, the Science Journal will no longer be supported by Google. If you haven’t exported your experiments and imported them into the Arduino Science Journal, we strongly encourage you to do so now, as your data will no longer sync with Google Science Journal after that date.

Here’s a short guide to help you transition to the Arduino Science Journal: 

1. How to export your experiments 

We’ve created a series articles to help you export your experiments:

You’ll find these articles – and many more – on the official Arduino Help Center. If you experience issues with your export, you can contact us using this contact form.

2. Why you need to export your experiments

From December 11th, the Science Journal app will be made available, maintained, and supported by Arduino. This means that the Arduino Science Journal app will only be available on the main app stores. 

You can rest assured that we’ll stay loyal to Google’s principles, and ensure high quality standards for the community we inherited. 

In this current climate of remote learning and as advocates for openness, the app will be available for free, and the repositories are publicly available on GitHub.  

We strongly believe that every student has the ability to reach their full potential, and we’re pleased to support the next generation of STEAM leaders with tools that help their learning process.

3. What’s coming next for the Arduino Science Journal app?

While we can’t disclose too much about our future plans for the app, we can tell you that we’ll ensure it will offer easy access to a stream of data that leverages your smartphone sensors, as well as Arduino sensors. The aim is to help learners understand the importance of an inquiry-based educational method rather than passive consumption of information.

We’ll also continuously improve the accessibility of the app for all users, and find new ways of experimenting with science. 

In the near future, we’ll be interacting more with users, so you’ll hear more from us soon! We’ll also be adding more tutorials on our platform dedicated to Science Journal

Last, but not least…

…if you want to support us, leave a feedback or simply rate the app, don’t forget to add a review on the app store of your choice: App Store, Play Store, Huawei App Gallery

We’re looking forward to supporting your teaching in the future, and welcome you to this amazing community of Arduino educators!

P.S. Do you use the Science Journal as a teaching tool? Are you planning on using it for teaching in the future? Let us know!  

Arduino Science Journal surpasses 100K total downloads!

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The Arduino Science Journal is a mobile application that allows anyone to conduct scientific experiments by measuring the surrounding world with sensors, documenting and comparing data, developing and validating hypotheses, and taking notes. The app and all learning materials are free, open source, and available for download on Google Play Store, Apple App Store, and starting from today on Huawei App Gallery.

The Arduino Science Journal encourages students to explore how the world works, record data, document observations, and experiment like a real scientist — all through their mobile device, providing in effect a pocket-sized science lab!

We are happy to announce today that the Arduino Science Journal has surpassed the 100K total downloads since its launch!

Students can choose between dozens of hands-on science experiments, designed by education experts.

All experiments are free and cover a range of different areas, such as light, sound, motion and electricity, and can be used to enrich the learning experience within a variety of subjects such as math, physics, biology, and chemistry.

The Science Journal is aligned with the UK National Curriculum for Science and NGSS in the US.

We want to thank all the students, educators, and our community members that have downloaded the app, empowering the Arduino Education community! 100K times thanks!

Help us build an even bigger worldwide community of scientists! For more information, visit our website

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The Science Journal is graduating from Google — coming to Arduino this fall!

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This post was written by Valentina Chinnici, Arduino Product Manager.

Arduino and Google are excited to announce that the Science Journal app will be transferring from Google to Arduino this September! Arduino’s existing experience with the Science Journal and a long-standing commitment to open source and hands-on science has been crucial to the transfer ownership of the open source project over to Arduino.  

The Google versions of the app will officially cease support and updates on December 11th, 2020, with Arduino continuing all support and app development moving forward, including a brand new Arduino integration for iOS. 

Arduino Science Journal will include support for the Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense board, as well as the Arduino Science Kit, with students able to document science experiments and record observations using their own Android or iOS device. The Science Journal actively encourages students to learn outside of the classroom, delivering accessible resources to support both teachers and students for remote or in person activities. For developers, the Arduino version will continue to be open: codes, APIs, and firmware to help them create innovative new projects.

“Arduino’s heritage in both education and open source makes us the ideal partner to take on and develop the great work started by Google with the Science Journal,” commented Fabio Violante, Arduino CEO. “After all, Arduino has been enabling hands-on learning experiences for students and hobbyists since they were founded in 2005. Our mission is to shape the future of the next generation of STEAM leaders, and allow them to have a more equitable and affordable access to complete, hands-on, and engaging learning experiences, in line with UN Sustainable Goals of Quality Education.”

In 2019, we released the Arduino Science Kit, an Arduino-based physics lab that’s fully compatible with the Science Journal. Moving forward, all new updates to the app will take place through Arduino’s new version of the Science Journal, available in September. 

The new Arduino version of the app will still be free and open to let users measure the world around them using the capabilities built into their phone, tablet, and Chromebook. Furthermore, Arduino will be providing better integration between the Science Journal and existing Arduino products and education programs. 

Stay tuned for Arduino’s version of the Science Journal, coming to iOS and Android in September 2020!