Arduino Science Journal

A pocket-sized science lab that encourages students to
explore how the world works, record data, document
observations, and experiment like a real scientist.

Inspire the future generation of scientists

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 for Android and iOS devices.

Harness the power of sensors

Easily access the sensors in your mobile device, and use them to measure the world around you! Record properties like light, movement and sound, compare data, and make new discoveries.

Want to measure even more? Connect external sensors and hardware using bluetooth to unlock endless possibilities! The Science Journal is fully compatible with Science Kit, Nano 33 BLE Sense board, and other third party hardware, giving you access to dozens of sensors to choose from.

Conduct experiments

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.

Document your findings

The app allows you to record, store, and export data, create graphs, take notes and snap quality photos, helping students document and present their findings like real scientists.

All conducted experiments are stored safely in the cloud, and can be accessed from any device using an Arduino account.

Curriculum alignment

The Arduino Science Journal app is aligned with Next Generation Science Standard (NGSS) for K-12 in the U.S. and the National Curriculum of England, used in international schools across the world.

The app can be freely tailored by educators to a variety of learning situations in and out of classroom, and is suitable for individual use, collaboration in small groups, remote learning and homeschooling.

Dedicated support

Each Arduino Education kit comes with access to dedicated assistance from the Arduino support team, which is ready to help with troubleshooting, purchases, classroom management or platform-related questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What operating system is required?

The app runs on Android OS 5 or higher, Chrome OS System supporting Android Apps, and iOS 12 or higher.

Which sensors can I use with the app?

The list of available sensors can vary depending on your device. Some of the most commonly available sensors are magnetometer, compass, sound intensity and ambient light.

Additional sensors can be connected via bluetooth. For instance, by connecting an Arduino 33 BLE Sense to the app, you can access accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, light sensor and temperature sensor.

What subjects does the app cover?

The Science Journal can support your students in learning the scientific method, as well as recording data and analysing it for further exploration.

The app can be easily incorporated with subjects like Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths (data evaluation, statistical analysis) and Engineering design.

What languages are available?

The app is available in 45 languages. The additional experiments are currently only available in English.

You can contact our support team if you have questions about the specific languages.

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