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Climate Change and Citizen Science
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This animation describes how citizen observations can document the impact of climate ...

This animation describes how citizen observations can document the impact of climate change on plants and animals. It introduces the topic of phenology and data collection, the impact of climate change on phenology, and how individuals can become citizen scientists.

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Biology
Atmospheric Science
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Simulation
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Project Noah
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Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a ...

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

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Project Noah
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Journey North: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change
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Journey North engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and ...

Journey North engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. K-12 students become involved in citizen science and share their own field observations with classmates across North America. They track the coming of the seasons through the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, robins, hummingbirds, whooping cranes, gray whales, bald eagles— and other birds and mammals; the budding of plants; changing sunlight; and other natural events. Find migration maps, pictures, standards-based lesson plans, activities and information to help students make local observations and fit them into a global context.

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Biology
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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Annenberg Learner
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Journey North
Galaxy Zoo: Hubble
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Roughly one hundred billion galaxies are scattered throughout our observable Universe, each ...

Roughly one hundred billion galaxies are scattered throughout our observable Universe, each a glorious system that might contain billions of stars. Many are remarkably beautiful, and the aim of Galaxy Zoo is to study them, assisting astronomers in attempting to understand how the galaxies we see around us formed, and what their stories can tell us about the past, present and future of our Universe as a whole. Are you an educator? Would you like to use Galaxy Zoo with a group of students? The Navigator is an interactive tool that allows groups to classify galaxies together and then investigate galaxy characteristics. Zoo Teach is where educators can share lessons, resources and that compliment the citizen science projects that are part of the Zooniverse.

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Astronomy
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Citizen Science Alliance
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Zooniverse
Planet Hunters
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On December 16, 2010, the Zooniverse launched the original Planet Hunters to ...

On December 16, 2010, the Zooniverse launched the original Planet Hunters to enlist the public's help to search data from the NASA's Kepler spacecraft for the characteristic drop in light due to an orbiting extrasolar planets (exoplanets) crossing in front of their parent stars. Back then we didn't know what we would find. The project was a gamble on the ability of human pattern recognition to beat machines just occasionally and spot the telltale dip from a transiting planet that was missed by automated routines looking for repeating patterns. It may have been the case that no new planets were discovered and that computers had the job down to a fine art. The gamble paid off. The original Planet Hunters project discovered a bounty of unknown planet candidates and several confirmed planets, resulting from the efforts of nearly 300,000 volunteers worldwide.

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Astronomy
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Interactive
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Citizen Science Alliance
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Zooniverse
The Milky Way Project
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Measure and Map Our Galaxy: The Milky Way Project needs your help ...

Measure and Map Our Galaxy: The Milky Way Project needs your help looking through tens of thousands of images from the Spitzer Space Telescope. By telling us what you see in this infrared data, we can better understand how stars form. The scale of this project necessitates group participation. We need the help of the public to classify the thousands of images we have on file. If all 900,000 Zooniverse members classified a few images, this project would be done in no time!

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Astronomy
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Interactive
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Citizen Science Alliance
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Zooniverse
Symbiosis in the Soil
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In this project, students will assume the role of citizen scientists—helping researchers ...

In this project, students will assume the role of citizen scientists—helping researchers answer questions about how dandelions acquire beneficial symbiotic microbes from different soil types. Students will collect and transplant dandelions, conduct experiments on dandelion growth and microbe growth, and then submit data to scientists at the Genomics and Microbiology Research Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The researchers will use these data to supplement DNA and RNA sequencing efforts. Students will receive results from the genetic analyses from a limited set of classrooms whose dandelions had previously been sequenced. By maintaining a connection with researchers, students will have an active, hands-on role in current science. Besides aiding scientists with research, students will also create their own inquiries.

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Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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North Carolina State University
Provider Set:
Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development
Author:
Amy Lawson
Arthina Blanchard
Laura Cochrane
Mapping Mangroves
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Mapping mangroves is a project dedicated to preservation and understanding of the ...

Mapping mangroves is a project dedicated to preservation and understanding of the world's mangrove forests. Through the use of Ushahidi, an open source project that allows for users to crowdsource data, participants will report their findings.

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Unit of Study
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OER Commons
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Open Author Resources
Author:
Chris Dubia
Joel Long
Daniel Baldwin
Globe at Night Activity Guide
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Students participate in a global campaign to observe and record the faintest ...

Students participate in a global campaign to observe and record the faintest visible stars as a means of measuring light pollution in a given location. By locating and observing the constellation Orion in the night sky and comparing it to stellar charts, students from around the world will learn how the artificial lighting in their community contribute to light pollution. Student contributions to the online database will document the visible night time sky.

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Astronomy
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Activity/Lab
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International Astronomical Union
Provider Set:
astroEDU
Author:
Amee Hennig
Project FeederWatch: Integrating Real-Time Science and Math
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This article discusses Project FeederWatch, a real-time citizen science project, and how ...

This article discusses Project FeederWatch, a real-time citizen science project, and how elementary teachers can use this bird data to integrate math lessons and concepts.

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Life Science
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Lesson Plan
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Kids Becoming Scientists through Schoolyard Inquiry
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This article provides an overview of scientific inquiry and how citizen science ...

This article provides an overview of scientific inquiry and how citizen science programs run by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology provide opportunities for inquiry about birds.

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Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jennifer Fee
Wildlife Health Event Reporter
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The Wildlife Health Event Reporter (WHER) is a website that enables anyone ...

The Wildlife Health Event Reporter (WHER) is a website that enables anyone with an Internet connection to report sightings of sick or dead wildlife. Users of the WHER register sightings of sick or dead wildlife. Anyone can visit the site to see what others have reported and can subscribe to an RSS feed to receive new reports via e-mail. Reports can be limited to specific states, and data can be readily exported or sent through special feeds to other websites.

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Life Science
Material Type:
Simulation
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U.S. Geological Survey
Nature's Notebook: National Phenology Network
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Nature's Notebook is a national plant and animal phenology observation project that ...

Nature's Notebook is a national plant and animal phenology observation project that lets citizen scientists record observations that scientists, educators, policy makers and resource managers can use to understand how plants and animals are responding to climate change and other environmental changes. The project has more than 900,000 entries covering 16,000 individual plants and animals at 5,000 sites.

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USA National Phenology Network
Old Weather: Our Weather's Past, The Climate's Future
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Help scientists recover worldwide weather observations made by Royal Navy ships around ...

Help scientists recover worldwide weather observations made by Royal Navy ships around the time of World War I. These transcriptions will contribute to climate model projections and improve a database of weather extremes. Historians will use your work to track past ship movements and the stories of the people on board.

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Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Citizen Science Alliance
Provider Set:
Zooniverse
Solar Stormwatch
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Solar scientists need you! Help them spot explosions on the Sun and ...

Solar scientists need you! Help them spot explosions on the Sun and track them across space to Earth. Your work will give astronauts an early warning if dangerous solar radiation is headed their way. And you could make a new scientific discovery.

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Astronomy
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Citizen Science Alliance
Provider Set:
Zooniverse
Big Questions For The Future Lecture Series
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This series looks at the Oxford Martin School's academics and how their ...

This series looks at the Oxford Martin School's academics and how their research is making a difference to our global future. The series will be of interest to people who are concerned about the future for the planet, how civilisation will adapt to emerging problems and issues such as climate change, over population, increased urbanisation of populations and the creation of vaccines to fight against future pandemics. The Oxford Martin School academics explain their various research topics in an accessible and thoughtful way and try to find practical solutions to these issues.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Oxford
Provider Set:
University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Colin Goding|Ian Goldin|Adrian Hill|Angela McClean|Katherine Willis|Robyn Norton|Sonia Contera|Pedro Ferreira|Steve Rayner
Citizen Science Central
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This site is a gateway to projects involving public participants in real-world ...

This site is a gateway to projects involving public participants in real-world research, with hopes of fostering connections for sharing ideas and resources.

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Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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Citizen Science
California King Tides Initiative
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The California King Tides Initiative encourages members of the public (including students) ...

The California King Tides Initiative encourages members of the public (including students) to document the highest seasonal tides (or king tides) that occur along the state’s coast. These photographs help us visualize the impact of rising waters on the California coast. Our shores are constantly being altered by human and natural processes and projections indicate that sea level rise will exacerbate these changes. The images offer a living record of the changes to our coasts and shorelines and a glimpse of what our daily tides may look like in the future as a result of sea level rise.

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Individual Authors
Our Changing Oceans and Estuaries
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California King Tides Initiative
The Pollen Project
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The goals of the International OER Exchange Pilot project are to: facilitate ...

The goals of the International OER Exchange Pilot project are to: facilitate the development and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) by teachers and students globally, track the development and use of the science learning materials and data collection, especially around climate change study, created in the project through OER Commons, and highlight the process and results through workshops and conference presentations.The broader purpose of the project is to support the international exchange of information and understanding through freely available resources among teachers and students, especially in the area of environmental science and climate change investigation.

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Environmental Science
Botany
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
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Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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ISKME
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ISKME