Citizen Science Month Education Webinar Series

Educators, parents, and lifelong learners joined Jill Nugent and the SciStarter team each Thursday at 8:00 PM ET during April’s Citizen Science Month for a five-part education webinar series. These webinars focused on sharing citizen science projects that are a great fit for the science learning environment, with an emphasis on projects that our distributed … Read more “Citizen Science Month Education Webinar Series”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, EarthSchool, Education, Events

Citizen Science Heads Back To School 🎓

No matter what age you are, you can do real scientific research as a citizen scientist! Below, SciStarter’s editors feature 10 great citizen science projects for formal and informal science learning settings. Citizen science has been identified as an effective approach to support student learning in science by engaging students in the science practices as … Read more “Citizen Science Heads Back To School 🎓”

Categories: EarthSchool, Education, Newsletter

Five Fin-tastic projects for Shark Week

The Discovery Channel’s popular Shark Week is July 28-August 4. Help scientists learn more about sharks through the projects we’ve tagged for you, below. This year, you can also help provide healthy ocean homes for sharks by joining the world’s largest volunteer effort for oceans: the International Coastal Cleanup. Cheers! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Animals, Biology, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Education, Featured Projects, Newsletter, Ocean & Water, webinar

Cyberchase

Cyberchase and Citizen Science

Why don’t kids like math and science? Based on my many years of teaching elementary math and science, I know that when kids are bored with these subjects, it’s usually because they don’t see the point of how these subjects could be useful or interesting in the context of their real lives. Kids want to … Read more “Cyberchase and Citizen Science”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, EarthSchool, Education

SciStarter in the Classroom

Here are our picks of the week for educators and learners (and, really, aren’t we all life-long learners?). Each project includes lesson plans aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. Ooooooh! The school bell is about to ring. Here’s to a great year of learning and contributing to science. Cheers! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Uncategorized

desk outside

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”

Categories: Birds, Education, webinar

Picnic Redux: Citizen Scientists Invite Ants to Lunch

Scientists need your help to find out what ants in your neighborhood like to eat. Would you ask an ant to join you for lunch? A team of researchers at North Carolina State University in Raleigh calls on citizen scientists around the world to flip the picnic concept – they want *us* to feed the … Read more “Picnic Redux: Citizen Scientists Invite Ants to Lunch”

Categories: Citizen Science, EarthSchool, Insects