Bing makes learning science interactive and fun

Dave W. Shanahan

Bing Education is working towards making science interactive and fun for students around the globe. By making scientific concepts visual and interactive, Bing makes science much more palatable and less boring than traditional scientific teaching methods. Whether it be exploring the solar system or looking over the periodic table, looking at visual representations can help people better understand concepts.

For example, if you search Bing using the term, “solar system,” you’ll see an interactive diagram of our solar system. Bing looked to user feedback to get the idea for adding a new solar system search result. Information like Earth’s distance from the Sun and other planets are also displayed. You can click on individual planets too to get more detailed information (so far) on each planet.

There is also a slider at the bottom of the interactive diagram to allow you to manipulate the speed at which the planets travel around the solar system, or check to see what position the planets will be at at a specific date. Check out the Bing solar system search result to play with it yourself.


Bing also provides a similar display result when you search for “periodic table.” Bing’s interactive periodic table of elements provides information on all of the elements; including atomic numbers, masses, and symbols for each element. If you click on a specific element, you will see more in-depth information on each element. A Bing search for “periodic element,” will bring up details on any chemical element, including information like the number of protons and neutrons in the element’s nucleus, element’s mass and density, etc.

Periodic Table

In addition to these Bing search results, Bing Education offers many more education tools to help classrooms worldwide learn science in interesting ways. Check out Bing Education’s website for more details or share your feedback through Bing Listens.