Citizen Science

Citizen Science


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be involved in scientific research? Use the resources on the Citizen Science student esheet to learn more about citizen science and to help you answer the questions on this sheet.

National Geographic/Science in Seconds Resources

What is citizen science?


How has citizen science been practiced through the years?


What three famous citizen scientists are mentioned in the video?


What are some areas of study that citizens help scientists with?


How do computers and the Internet make it easier for citizens to help in scientific studies?


Of the citizen scientist projects you have read about and seen, which would you most like to participate in?


Loree Griffin Burns Interview

What was the author's goal in writing the book?


Who makes a good citizen scientist?


Why are kids particularly suited to citizen science?


What do scientists gain by using citizen scientists?


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