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How are people affecting your local environment? How is our planet changing? Join the “citizen science” movement, and you can help discover the answers. Citizen science is a form of open collaboration in which members of the public participate in the scientific process to address real-world...
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At CitizenScience.org, K-college educators will find information, resources, and tools to get involved in citizen science and crowdsourcing projects. The site offers a searchable catalog of more than 300 federally supported citizen science projects, a toolkit to assist with designing and maintaining...
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Published in 2016
Citizen Science: people of all ages and backgrounds joining together to gather and analyze data. This short video, brought to you by the National Science Foundation, describes what Citizen Science is and lists ways to get involved. Find your inner scientist! Log on to Citizenscience.gov or...
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The catalog contains information about federal citizen science and crowdsourcing projects. In citizen science, the public participates voluntarily in the scientific process, addressing real-world problems in ways that may include formulating research questions, conducting scientific experiments,...
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The people who have shaped our idea of the Earth are pioneers, just as truly as those who struck out in new directions across its surface. This idea may be new to students. Could a person be a pioneer without leaving home? The students will discuss characteristics of pioneers and relate it to being...
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The Earth Sciences Department strives to effectively engage the general public and media. Efforts include citizen science, popular talks, tours, and articles, science documentaries, and the Paleontology Certification Program. In the last year, the Earth Science Department volunteers have logged...
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The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants. Why not visit a national wildlife refuge in or near your community? A refuge is a place where you...
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Bombarded by Web sites, the evening news, newspapers, and popular magazines, citizen scientists often have to interpret scientific information directly from the media. Sometimes this can be a confusing process. How can you, as a citizen scientist, figure out whether science information you get from...
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"Pronounced """"""""Curious"""""""", an interactive exhibit for middle and high school students to explore diverse research topics in the sciences. Online media also available.; Location: Washington, D.C."
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This nation-wide, afterschool science, technology, engineering, and math learning program features games, projects, and hands-on activities that middle level students can use to investigate their local environment. The program also lets them use citizen science to document discoveries, share data,...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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"Turn your phone into a pocket science lab. Targeted for students in grades 6-12, this Google app allows students to measure sound, light, and motion data in real time using the sensors in an Android phone or tablet. The sensors can record ambient light (lux), intensity of sound in decibels (dB),...
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This site details student-built, fishermen-deployed, satellite-tracked drifters. Learn about different projects and what they're tracking in the world oceans. Student Drifters is as an educational program for formal and informal learning. Educators can address multiple disciplines including Science,...
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Covering 70% of the Earth's surface, the ocean plays a major role in our climate, weather, and living conditions for plants and animals. Through the NOAA Adopt a Drifter Program, kids are learning about ocean currents in real time, as scientists collect and analyze ocean data.
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From the front door to the solar system, science can be found everywhere. Explore some of the many ways science connects the world around us. Help increase our understanding of the environment through citizen science. Use the accompanying Surrounded by Science Educator Toolkit to find more free...
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The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established SKYWARN® with partner organizations. SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and...
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The Marine Debris Tracker spreads awareness of marine debris, as well as serves as an easy to use and simple tool for marine debris data collection.
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Did You Feel It? (DYFI) collects information from people who felt an earthquake and creates maps that show what people experience ad the extent of the damage.
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Show students in grades 2-5 they don't need to wait until they grow up to be a scientist! In this 25-minute virtual field trip produced by the Girl Scouts of the USA and Discovery Education, students learn what it takes to be a citizen scientist and how they can contribute to the world of science...
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Improve place-consciousness and provide context for the importance of measuring light pollution in your students' neighborhoods. engage your students in a global citizen science project, Globe At Night.
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This online booklet for students in grades 6-8 is a step-by-step guide to designing a successful and meaningful science fair project that focuses on the 3Rs of waste management: reduce, reuse, recycle. The booklet guides readers through a project from start to finish and includes helpful checklists...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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