Citizen Science is scientific research conducted in whole or in part by amateur or non professional scientists. You might think of it as public participation in scientific research.
And Citizen Science can be a great tool for teachers!
There are all kinds of resources and free tools and
programs set up and available for teachers, students, parents and anyone interested.
Let’s say you have noticed that robins migrate into
your neighborhood every spring. You could use this site Journey, North Robins, to record your observations of when you hear the first robin of the spring and when you see the first robin of the spring. Other people also enter data from their location and maps are generated on an ongoing basis.