The editors of this book have a straightforward goal: to inspire you to engage your students through public collaboration in scientific research-also known as citizen science. The book is specifically designed to get you comfortable using citizen science to support independent inquiry through which your students can learn both content and process skills.
What is citizen science? -- Why use citizen science in your teaching? -- Implementation strategies -- Case study : connecting with students through birds -- Case study : the mysteries of monarchs -- Case study : amphibians and reptiles -- An integrative approach to studying our changing planet -- Lesson 1. Whale song project -- Lesson 2. It's been a hard day's flight -- Lesson 3. Terrestrial invertebrates -- Lesson 4. Signs of Spring -- Lesson 5. Animated maps for animated discussions -- Lesson 6. Bird migration patterns in my area -- Lesson 7. Habitat matters -- Lesson 8. Winter twig investigation -- Lesson 9. Flight of the pollinators -- Lesson 10. Ozone bio-monitoring garden study -- Lesson 11. Turtle trackers -- Lesson 12. Who's out there? -- Lesson 13. Wetland discovery -- Lesson 14. Using inland and coastal citizen science opportunities to study marine food webs -- Lesson 15. Tree squirrels