LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Google is offering new science-based educational features to its search engine to help students trying to tackle homework remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The tech giant says school children can now use laptops, desktops or mobile phone-based internet to access learning material on various subjects from STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).READ MORE: LAPD Makes 6 Arrests, Confiscates Vehicles And Firearm Related To Motorcycle Sideshows In Fairfax District
“Whether it’s step-by-step guidance on complex math problems you’ve been stuck on or visual 3D models to ace that chemistry lab report, Search is here to help,” the company wrote Mar. 23 on its official blog.
Google says it has added high school math, chemistry and physics materials onto its education portal where each question posted on Google Search will be directed to a new dedicated section that generates examples, videos and worksheets for over 2,000 STEM concepts.
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By searching for something like “chemical bonds,” for example, students can find overviews of the concept, useful examples, video and more.
If you’re stuck on a particular math problem, you can type the equation (for example, “x^2-3x-4=0”) into Google Search and get the answer in a fraction of a second.
And with the help of augmented reality, or AR, on mobile, you can also turn your living space into a science lab.
“Our 3D augmented reality concepts bring to life over 200 chemistry, biology, physics and anatomy concepts — right in your room,” the company says. “With the help of AR on mobile you can visualize everything from a human skeleton to Bohr’s model.”MORE NEWS: With Triple Digit Temps On The Way Experts Warn Of Severe Fire Danger
The new features are currently available in English worldwide, but there are plans to expand this program in additional languages.