tools for scientific learning

Inventions that show why accessible tools matter for scientific discovery

What if everyone had access to powerful tools for scientific learning and problem solving? Scientific discovery tools — from telescopes to magnetometers — help us answer questions and generate knowledge. But many powerful tools are too expensive or too difficult for non-experts to use. Tool Foundry by Luminary Labs Earlier this month, Luminary Labs launched … Read more “Inventions that show why accessible tools matter for scientific discovery”

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pictures of citizen science tools.

New citizen science tools database to discover and access the right instruments

Citizen science (public participation in scientific research) often calls for tools you won’t find lying around the house, such as a rain gauge to record precipitation or an air quality sensor. Lack of access to these tools can be a barrier to engaging in citizen science projects. To address this, SciStarter is creating a relational … Read more “New citizen science tools database to discover and access the right instruments”

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Figure 4: Selected air quality sensors at the ADEQ reference monitor site in South Phoenix.

SciStarter, researchers, regulators, and community residents collaborate to test air quality sensors

In early 2018, Scistarter and Arizona State University began the process of collaborating with a local community, Boulder Ridge, to measure the quality of its air. Boulder Ridge is a 55 and older retirement community in Phoenix. Over the past three years, Boulder Ridge residents began to notice increased blasting, crushing, and trucking out of … Read more “SciStarter, researchers, regulators, and community residents collaborate to test air quality sensors”

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