The goal of Citizen Science: 15 Lessons that Bring Biology to Life is simple: to inspire you to engage your students through citizen science, thereby connecting students with relevant, meaningful, and real science experiences. Citizen science can support independent inquiry as well as learning both content and process skills. In this new book, published by NSTA Press, we illustrate the power of citizen science through case studies of middle school classes and also provide 15 lessons so educators can build data collection and analysis into their science teaching.
In the award-winning Birds Without Borders, students analyze spatial and quantitative data, examine trends, make predictions, create management plans, and present and defend their results. Non-fiction texts and multimedia resources provide context and background for scientific exploration of real-world biodiversity data and issues in settings ranging from local to international.