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SciStarter - Science for Citizens LLC

Grades
5 to 12
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Find citizen science projects that are available for students. Scientists contribute project ideas. Science teachers register and can sign up for email newsletters describing the projects....more
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Find citizen science projects that are available for students. Scientists contribute project ideas. Science teachers register and can sign up for email newsletters describing the projects. Example projects include: EyeWire (participants "reconstruct the tree-like shapes of the neurons in the retina to help the computer develop 3-D reconstructions of the neurons"), WaterIsotopes "(a call for assistance in collecting samples of precipitation - both rain and snow associated with the passage of Hurricane Sandy"), the Baby Laughter Project, and Citizen Weather Watcher Observer Program. Topics range from weather to birds to medicine to sound. Rather than focusing on teachingcontent, the activities focus on using scientific communities to connect and immerse students in the science.
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tag(s): animals (264), archeology (23), birds (42), ecology (97), environment (221), geology (63), insects (61), medicine (53), oceans (134), Project Based Learning (13), science fairs (20), scientific method (47), sound (66), space (206), transportation (35), weather (154)

In the Classroom

Find a great project for your students to participate in, entering data and looking at the results. Search by activity or topic to find a project geared towards your students age range, curriculum, and ability to complete. Have students make a multimedia presentation about one of the "projects" using one of the many TeachersFirst Edge tools reviewed here. Some tool suggestions are (click on the tool name to access the review): Slidebot, Animatron, Rooclick, and Gravit Designer. This resource lends itself to project based learning.

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