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What is citizen science?

Citizen science has many names and definitions, but in general, it’s all about people getting involved in scientific data collection, analysis, or reporting. That means you!

What does citizen science look like?

  1. One person or many people working together to answer a question.
  2. Participants using the same methods to collect high-quality data.
Caren Cooper: Everybody Counts

Bringing citizen science into your classroom

The California Academy of Sciences created a Citizen Science Toolkit to help educators bring citizen science into their curriculum. It has lessons, readings, and worksheets and applicable NGSS standards as well as NGSS Cross Cutting Concepts.

Video Resources

Crowd in the Cloud has four videos on different aspects of citizen science.

Starting your own project

Do you or your students want to collect data of your own? Try creating a project on Anecdata and start crowdsourcing information!