Google recently revealed how Google Search has become an important tool for online learning and education. Google is working to find answers for STEM concepts, complex equations, showing 3D graphics for chemistry. The search giant is working on introducing five tools that it says will benefit students, parents and teachers by making better use of online learning resources. This is part of Google’s L.E.A.R.N initiative which, for now, is only supported in English. Other languages should be added soon.
Announcing the changes in a blog post, Google said the research will feature educational overviews, helpful examples, and helpful internet videos for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts. The company is also introducing a Practice Problems tab that will allow users to practice math, physics, and chemistry problems directly through Google search. It will provide learning resources from websites like BBC Bitesize, Byju’s, Careers360, Chegg, CK-12, Education Quizzes, Gradeup, Great Minds, Kahoot !, OpenStax, Toppr, Vedantu, etc.
New Google search tool shows chemical bonds in 3D form using AR
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The company plans to bring 3D augmented reality to users with more than 200 concepts in anatomy, biology, chemistry and physics. Google will also provide solutions to simple and complex math equations to help users with homework. With Google Lens, users can access step-by-step solutions in over 70 languages with expansion plans for the future. The research will also show detailed explanations for specific problems and also targeted for complex STEM concepts.
Google Search Practice Problems tab displays results for Byju, BBC Bitesize, Toppr and more
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This feature will be available on the mobile and desktop versions of Google Search. The company has also developed this service to support screen readers and improve keyboard input for users with motor disabilities.
In other news related to Google search, the search engine benefits from the full coverage feature which will help users get a full report on a news item. The new feature will be useful for complicated stories that receive continuous updates from various sources.