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Summary:Aurorasaurus is a research project supported by the National Science Foundation and designed by researchers from the New mexico Consortium, NASA, Penn. State University, and Science Education Solutions. We are professional space scientists, computer scientists, educators, and volunteers. Aurorasaurus is the first and only citizen science project that tracks auroras around the world via online reports, mobile apps, and social media. Aurorasaurus gathers real-time data about aurora sightings and sends out notifications to users when the northern lights are likely visible in their area. Registered users get location-based notifications and a real-time monitor of space and weather activity. The project also allows users to help verify tweets and search for real sightings. Plus, th ewebsite features answers to science and aurora questions.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS1-2; MS-ESS1-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; atmosphere; atmospheric science; citizen science; earth; earth science; elementary school; geoscience; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; space; space weather
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