Frankenstein Outside the Castle

Dr. Frankenstein in L.I.F.E | Image courtesy of ASU It’s alive! The first time Mary Shelley introduced Dr. Frankenstein’s lab in her 1818 novel, she described it as “a solitary chamber, or rather cell, at the top of the house… I kept my workshop of filthy creation… The dissecting room and the slaughter-house furnished many … Read more “Frankenstein Outside the Castle”

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Designing Citizen Science for Both Science and Education

In January 2017, eleven field science advocates gathered in an unlikely location: indoors. These individuals were educators, scientists, and web platform developers participating in the Designing Citizen Science for Both Science and Education workshop, hosted by BSCS Science Learning (BSCS) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The workshop focused on georeferenced field studies, which are projects that … Read more “Designing Citizen Science for Both Science and Education”

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Citizen Science in the Classroom: NASA Globe Observer Clouds

Source: NASA Go Clouds Citizen science can be an excellent way to engage learners in the process of science and to address the Practices as outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). In each issue of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Journal, Science Scope, a citizen science project from the SciStarter Project Finder … Read more “Citizen Science in the Classroom: NASA Globe Observer Clouds”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Do-It-Yourself, Ecology & Environment, Education, Environment, Nature & Outdoors, Project Profile

Democracy At Play – Constitution Day Challenge

Check out iCivics’  Democracy at Play challenge! National Constitution Week is September 17-22. To celebrate, we are partnering with iCivics, the nation’s leading provider of civic education, to help America raise its game. The Constitution is the heart of our democracy, but how well do we really know the rights it guarantees? Let’s find out. We’re … Read more “Democracy At Play – Constitution Day Challenge”

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Taking the First Steps: Libraries and Citizen Science

Editor’s Note: You got to know Dan with his team member spotlight. Now you can read about his perspective on and work with libraries!  If you haven’t visited your local public library in a while or if you just pop in from time to time, I highly recommend you take some time to look around … Read more “Taking the First Steps: Libraries and Citizen Science”

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BirdSleuth K-12 Webinars for Educators

Have you looked at SciStarter’s event finder lately? We have exciting new additions, including a new webinar series from BirdSleuth K-12! BirdSleuth K-12, an education program run by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, supports educators as they help kids connect to nature and develop science skills by participating in citizen science and inquiry. Their free, hour-long webinar … Read more “BirdSleuth K-12 Webinars for Educators”

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New Book Review Series

We have an exciting announcement! Beginning in October of this year, SciStarter is partnering with Dr. Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher’s research team to begin publishing monthly book reviews of books focusing on citizen science. Dr. Mehlenbacher’s team at the University of Waterloo includes both undergraduate and graduate students. Housed in the English Department, the team’s research focuses on, among … Read more “New Book Review Series”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, CitSci Research, Education, SciStarter News

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BSCS Report: Designing Citizen Science for Both Science and Education

Created in 1958 as the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) within the National Science Foundation, BSCS Science Learning is now an independent 501(c)(3) with over 60 years of research and educational training, focusing on science learning. Their mission is to transform science education “so that all students have an opportunity to learn science for their … Read more “BSCS Report: Designing Citizen Science for Both Science and Education”

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Join a National Moth Week Event Near You!

Tomorrow, on Saturday, July 21, Moth Week will commence! Running until Sunday, July 29, Moth Week is a way for people of all ages all around the world to come together to celebrate the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. These self-described “Moth-ers” are in fact citizen scientists, as one of the key missions … Read more “Join a National Moth Week Event Near You!”

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