5 NASA Science Projects That Can Help Teach Kids Astronomy

With the COVID-19 pandemic shuttering schools, as a parent, you may be looking for fun and easy ways to help teach science to your kids at home. Or maybe your family just spent the summer outdoors observing Comet NEOWISE and now you want some supplementary educational resources to teach your kids about the night sky. … Read more “5 NASA Science Projects That Can Help Teach Kids Astronomy”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Education

Back to School

SciStarter supports educators, learners, parents, administrators, guardians and all stakeholders in sharing authentic science experiences in a variety of learning environments. We’ve created a curated Education Page featuring the projects highlighted below and much more! These projects offer real-world science engagement for face-to-face, outdoor, online, remote, blended and in-home learning settings. You’ll find helpful “getting started” videos, … Read more “Back to School”

Categories: Education, Newsletter

Dive Into Summer Citizen Science

This post was originally published as a SciStarter newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-weekly citizen science in your inbox! As we approach the Dog Days of Summer, Sirius, the dog star, makes its appearance in the northern hemisphere, bringing scorching heat, fever, mad dogs and bad luck. So it’s only sensible to take our CitSci activities … Read more “Dive Into Summer Citizen Science”

Categories: Citizen Science, Environment, Newsletter, Ocean & Water

Go on a Nature Adventure with QuestaGame’s Global Schools BioQuest

QuestaGame is a free-to-play, outdoor mobile adventure game that is fun for all ages. You can participate in QuestaGame year-round, but from August 1-30, QuestaGame is running a Global Schools BioQuest. As part of this BioQuest, teachers and/or parents can create free teams which allow their students to work (and play) together as they compete against other … Read more “Go on a Nature Adventure with QuestaGame’s Global Schools BioQuest”

Categories: Affiliate Tools, Citizen Science, Project Profile

Summer Reading Meets Citizen Science

The new summer series “Summer Reading Meets Citizen Science,” presented by the Network of the National Library of Medicine and SciStarter.org, helps keep students, adults, and families engaged with reading and research to prevent “summer slide” learning loss. All events are online and open to all. Register for Events The National Network of Libraries of … Read more “Summer Reading Meets Citizen Science”

Categories: book, Citizen Science Month, Events, libraries, NNLM

Are Clogged Blood Vessels the Key to Treating Alzheimer’s Disease?

In 2016, a team of Alzheimer’s disease researchers at Cornell University hit a dead end. The scientists were studying mice, looking for links between Alzheimer’s and blood flow changes in the brain. For years, scientists have known that reduced blood flow in the brain is a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. More recent research has also … Read more “Are Clogged Blood Vessels the Key to Treating Alzheimer’s Disease?”

Categories: Alzheimers, Biology

Protecting Pollinators!

This post was originally published as a SciStarter newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-weekly citizen science in your inbox! Every season, between $235 and $577 billion (U.S.) worth of annual global food production relies on pollinators, according to Bayer Crop Science. But pollinators face multiple threats, including habitat loss, pesticides, climate change, and emerging pathogens. Fortunately, you … Read more “Protecting Pollinators!”

Categories: Newsletter

Spot-a-Bee: Mapping the Urban Bee Garden

This is a guest blog post from the Spot-a-Bee project. In these challenging times, when we are spending more time in our homes and neighbourhoods than many of us may have imagined possible, we at Spot-a-Bee have worked to develop a family learning approach, centred around the Spot-a-Bee citizen science project. The Spot-a-Bee project was … Read more “Spot-a-Bee: Mapping the Urban Bee Garden”

Categories: Education, Guest Contributor, Insects, Nature & Outdoors

Webinar Recording: What We Learned from Citizen Science Month

Watch a webinar recording of “What We Learned from Citizen Science Month,” presented by SciStarter, ASU and the Network of the National Library of Medicine, and with an introduction from the Citizen Science Association. Because so many of you were a part of Citizen Science Month, we want to keep you informed about our outcomes! … Read more “Webinar Recording: What We Learned from Citizen Science Month”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Citizen Science News, NNLM