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Clumpy - Welcome. Scientific American. Student Publication : Cornell Lab of Ornithology: BirdSleuth K-12. Investigating Evidence : Cornell Lab of Ornithology: BirdSleuth K-12. Students measure seed for their bird feeder experiment.

Investigating Evidence : Cornell Lab of Ornithology: BirdSleuth K-12

Our Investigating Evidence curriculum turns students into scientists! Through this unit, students learn by doing… from question to conclusion. It’s an ideal way for teachers to meet the Framework for K-12 Science Education process standards. This download includes lesson plans, journal pages, and online resources that will encourage students to ask scientific questions, craft and test hypotheses, collect and organize data, and draw meaningful conclusions. Download Lessons. Great Lakes Worm Watch on SciStarter. Dragonfly Migration on SciStarter. ZooTeach. Engage: Watch Shift Happens: 67 slides (8 min) * The lesson will begin by watching the “shift happens” slide show which will introduce information the students may not be aware of and should raise questions about what this globalization of information means to their lives.

ZooTeach

Discussion: “Our changing world” * The class will write down ideas and Questions that re brought up during the discussion. These lists will remain posted in the room through the duration of the lesson. ZooTeach. ConEd-Field-Investigations-Guide.pdf. Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard by Loree Griffin Burns - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists. National Geographic's Great Nature Project. All wildlife Take and upload a photo of a plant, animal, or any other living thing you come across to help us compile the world’s largest collection of nature photos.

National Geographic's Great Nature Project

Sign in to join mission. Org · National Geographic Great Nature Project. The Great Nature Project. Home Page. The Great Sunflower Project. Lost Ladybug Project. Lost Ladybug Project. Zooniverse - Real Science Online. Citizen Science Alliance. Welcome to SciStarter. USA National Phenology Network. Students Conduct Fieldwork for Scientists' Research. Seeking Stellar “Citizen Scientists” as White House Champions of Change. Posted by Joan M.

Seeking Stellar “Citizen Scientists” as White House Champions of Change

Frye on April 23, 2013 at 11:46 AM EDT Every day, across the country, ordinary Americans known as “citizen scientists” make critical contributions to the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by collecting, analyzing, and sharing a wide range of data—from weather phenomena, to sightings of migrating birds, to the timing of flower blooms at different latitudes.

Now, the White House is preparing to honor some of the Nation’s most effective contributors to these important but sometimes-overlooked public servants. Public participation in scientific research, also known as citizen science, is not a new phenomenon. In fact, before the establishment of discipline-specific training programs in the 18th and 19th centuries, most scientific research was carried out by amateurs. Do you know a citizen science leader who is using citizen science to help catalyze positive change in his or her community? Digital Fishers on SciStarter. Projects for Exclusively online. Formal Verification is the process of rigorously analyzing software to detect flaws that make programs vulnerable to exploitation.

projects for Exclusively online

Performing this analysis requires highly skilled engineers with extensive training and experience. This makes the verification process costly and relatively slow. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Crowd Sourced Formal Verification (CSFV) program is interested in improving and advancing the current processes of formal verification by significantly increasing the number of people working on formal verification projects at any given time through crowd-sourcing. Roadkill Survey for Road Bikers on SciStarter. Cicada Tracker on SciStarter. Photo: FNAL Required Gear: A homemade temperature detector costs about $80 in parts and takes about 2 hours to build.

Cicada Tracker on SciStarter

You'll want it in the ground by mid-April, the earliest the cicadas are likely to emerge. You can also participate — and save money — by buying a soil thermometer that will detect the temperature 8 inches underground, such as this one that costs less than $8. The project website provides complete instructions for building your own detector at. Precipitation ID Near the Ground (PING) on SciStarter. The National Severe Storms Laboratory needs YOUR help with a research project!

Precipitation ID Near the Ground (PING) on SciStarter

If you live in the area shown on the map, the Precipitation Identification Near the Ground project (PING) wants YOU to watch and report on precipitation type. PING is looking for young, old, and in-between volunteers to make observations—teachers, classes and families too! We have collected tens of thousands of observations since 2006, already making PING successful because of your help. PING volunteers can spend a little or a lot of time making observations. The basic idea is simple: the National Severe Storms Laboratory will collect radar data from NEXRAD radars in your area during storm events, and compare that data with YOUR observations. Why? Leafsnap on SciStarter. Leafsnap is an exciting new mobile app that is designed to help citizen scientists identify and locate tree species from photographs and ultimately help the scientific world develop a better understanding of biodiversity.

Leafsnap on SciStarter

Developed by Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution, Leafsnap contains a unique visual recognition software that helps users identify species from the photographs taken straight from your iphone or ipad. The app is completely free and will be the first in a series of apps that takes advantage of the newly developed recognition software.

The app also contains high-resolution photos of the leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and bark of all sorts of species, and is a wonderful visual field guide. Monarch Butterfly Project. Journey North Citizen Science: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change. NEON Citizen Science Academy. Education. BioBlitz, Species Inventory Information, Facts -