Here Is An Excellent Google Search Feature to Help Students View Results in 3D and Augmented Reality

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Google Search offers an interesting AR (Augmented Reality) feature that allows users to view and interact with 3D objects. Students can use this functionality to visualize, for instance, complex STEM concepts and to contextualize them within their own space. However, this feature is only available on mobile. It works on iPhone 6s or later, iOS 11 and up, and Android devices. 

To view 3d results and interact with them in AR, students need to:  
  • "On your iPhone, open Safari, Chrome , or the Google app .
  • Go to
  • Search for an animal, object, or place.
  • If a 3D result is available, tap View in 3D .
  • To interact with the 3D result: In AR: Tap AR and follow the on-screen instructions.On your iPhone: Tap Object."

Content that students can view in 3D and AR in Google Search includes:

Human anatomical systems:
"Human digestive system, respiratory system, endocrine system, female reproductive system, nervous system, lymphatic system, male reproductive system, integumentary system, excretory system, peripheral nervous system, urinary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and circulatory system."

Cellular structures:
"Mitochondrion, prokaryote, endoplasmic reticulum, bacterium, eukaryote, plant cell, rough endoplasmic reticulum, nucleolus, flagellum, cell membrane, animal cell, Golgi apparatus, ribosomes, smooth endoplasmic reticulum, chromatin, nuclear membrane, fimbria, bacterial capsule, plasmids, central vacuole, cristae, plasma membrane, cell wall, and cisternae".

Biology terms:
"Monocotyledon, Dicotyledon, Eukaryotic chromosome structure, Red blood cell, Monocyte, Neutrophil, Basophil, and Eosinophil".

Chemistry terms:
"Functional group, Organic chemistry, Methyl acetate, Propanol, Salicylic acid, 1-Bromobutane, Hydrocarbon, Alkane, Electrolyte, Ionic bonding, Covalent bond, Chemical bond, Metallic bonding, Chemical compound, Ethene, Orbital hybridisation, and Quantum mechanical model".

"Tiger, giant panda, leopard, goat, cheetah, pony, brown bear, timber wolf, Shetland pony, python, Arabian horse, raccoon, hedgehog, and deer".

Underwater and wetland animals:
"Mallard duck, alligator, great white shark, octopus, angler fish, and sea turtle".

House pets
"Pomeranian, golden retriever, labrador, rottweiler, French bulldog, pug, and cat".

Check out this page to learn more about content supported for AR viewing on Google Search.