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  • Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Summative
    This report summarizes evaluative findings from a project titled “What Curiosity Sounds Like: Discovering, Challenging, and Sharing Scientific Ideas” (a.k.a.: “Discovery Dialogues”). The project, a Full-Scale development project funded by the National Science Foundation as part of its Advancing Informal Science Learning (AISL) program, explored ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This Advancing Informal Science Learning Pathways project, Using Technology to Research After Class (UTRAC), explores whether a combination of technology (e.g., iPad-enabled sensors, web-based inquiry-focused portal) and facilitated visits improves learning outcomes for rural and Native American elementary-age youth in after school programs. ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article explores the roots of the citizen science movement. It uses several ongoing projects as examples, including the Audubon's Christmas Bird Count, research into bee colony collapse, and nanotechnology programs. The article concludes by providing guidance for the development of future citizen science projects, focusing on an increased ... »
  • Date: 01/18/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    To quantify how much of the night sky has been lost to light pollution, students in grades 3-8 compare their backyard view of Orion to six star charts of the constellation with varying limiting magnitudes. Using thousands of observations from across the local community, teams of students from individual schools plot the collective results by ... »