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Connected Science Learning April-June 2018

Volume 1, Issue 6

STEM Learning Through Citizen Science Experiences

Engaging Youth in Citizen Science

Journal Article

Engaging Youth in Citizen Science

Happy Citizen Science Day: April 14, 2018 Please join us in celebrating Citizen Science Day, which falls this year on Saturday, April 14th. This ...

By Dennis Schatz

Journal Article

Numbers in Nature, Math on the Mountain

Data are the workhorses of the scientific endeavor and their use is rapidly evolving (Haendel, Vasilevsky, and Wirz 2012). Ask almost any scientist ...

By Michael Giamellaro, and Kari O'Connell

Journal Article

The Students Discover Project

In North Carolina, 39% of eighth-grade students report that they “never or hardly ever” design a science experiment, and another 29% of eighth g...

By Suzanne Branon, Sherry Booth Freeman, Lauren Bryant, LaTricia Townsend, and Malinda Faber

Informal Education

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SciStarter

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By Jill Nugent, Lea Shell, and Darlene Cavalier

Informal Education

Journal Article

Connected Climate Change Learning Through Citizen Science

Educators in rural Alaska assessed and implemented effective strategies for Indigenous youth in rural Alaska to use GLOBE (Global Learning and Obser...

By Katie V. Spellman, Elena B. Sparrow, Malinda J. Chase, Angela Larson, and Kelly Kealy

Journal Article

Engaging Learners in Authentic Science With Environmental Data

FieldScope is a free web-based platform that enables teachers and students to collect and analyze environmental data.    ...

By Daniel C. Edelson, Audrey Mohan, and Sean O'Connor

Informal Education

Journal Article

Connecting Fossil Clubs With K–12 Teachers

FOSSILs4Teachers! is a professional development workshop that allows K–12 educators and museum paleontologists to collaborate on fossil resources ...

By Jeanette Pirlo, Bruce J. MacFadden, Eleanor E. Gardner, Victor J. Perez, and Denise Porcello

Journal Article

Curiosity Machine

The Curiosity Machine Family Program at Iridescent Learning brings underserved families together over five weeks to do open-ended engineering design...

By Wallace Louie, Tara Chklovski, Maggie Jaris, and Audra Torres

Informal Education

Journal Article

Philly Scientists

The Philly Scientists project engages underserved youth in grades 5–8 and their educators in a curriculum that includes a mobile application with ...

By Rasheda Likely, Magdalene Moy, and Nancy Songer

Informal Education

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Science Investigation and Developing Students’ Science-Process Skills Through Citizen Science

It’s 7:15 on a Friday morning and the ‘early birds’ have arrived. Eager students don their binoculars for Ms. Vigeland’s before-school birdw...

By Jennifer Fee

Informal Education

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