Be The Change! Shaping Your Community: Be a Citizen Scientist!, 1st Edition

  • Michael Rajczak
  • Published By: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1538219964
  • ISBN-13: 9781538219966
  • DDC: 306.4
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Citizen science, when scientists need observations from ordinary people to build a database and complete research, is hot right now in many science fields. Climate change, migration patterns, plant growth, population changes, and more require an all-hands-on-deck approach to data gathering that allows even young readers to participate in scientific pursuits. But how? This book, written by a veteran teacher, answers all the questions children have about how, where, and why it's so important to engage in citizen science. Accessible language and web resources throughout the text point young readers in the right direction.<\P>

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What Is a Citizen Scientist?.
2: A Group Effort.
3: Playing Games for Science.
4: Studying Insects.
5: The Solar Eclipse.
6: Making Space Discoveries.
7: Tracking Animal Populations.
8: Testing for Pollution.
9: Pet Projects.
10: Weather Spotters.
11: Climate Change.
12: Get Involved Today.
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