Google is making it easier for your kids to study
Google has also added a new feature that uses 3D augmented reality concepts to bring to life over 200 chemistry, biology, physics and anatomy concepts.
Google on Wednesday rolled out a major update to Search. This update brings a host of new features that are aimed at helping students learn better.
Firstly, the company has added quick access for over 2000 STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) to Search. The company says that when users search for underlying science and math concepts, such as “chemical bonds'', they will have easy access to educational overviews, useful examples, and helpful videos from across the web.
Next, it has added support for practice problems to Search. This is an interactive feature that tests kids’ knowledge of high school math, chemistry and physics topics directly on Search. Users can start by looking up a subject matter like “chemical bond practice problems” on Search where they will get access to learning resources from educational providers like BBC Bitesize, Byjus, Careers360, Chegg, CK12, Education Quizzes, GradeUp, Great Minds, Kahoot!, OpenStax, Toppr, Vedantu and more.
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In addition to this, the company has also added a new feature that uses 3D augmented reality concepts to bring to life over 200 chemistry, biology, physics and anatomy concepts. Google says that with the help of AR on mobile, kids can visualise everything from a human skeleton to Bohr’s model.
Apart from this, Google has added support for step-by-step explanation to Search in over 70 languages. “We’re expanding support to even more types of math equations through our partnerships with Symbolab, Mathway (a Chegg Service), and Tiger Algebra which is coming. You’ll also be able to access a variety of explanations for how to solve math problems, increasing the chances that one of them may stick,” the company wrote in a blog post.
Lastly, the company has added support for detailed explanations on Search. The company said that in the coming weeks, kids will be able to access detailed explanations for specific questions and similar ones as well as targeted resources on these types of complex subjects.
These features are currently available in English everywhere. Google said that it will make them available in more languages soon.