8 Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily do at Home

Around the world, millions of kids are headed back to school in a totally different way. Classes are online. Teachers talk to students in virtual classrooms. And parents are often left looking for new, hands-on science learning opportunities. We’ve got your back. Here are eight fun and easy science experiments that you can do at … Read more “8 Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily do at Home”

Categories: Education, Other

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

This post was originally published as a SciStarter newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-weekly citizen science in your inbox! 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 … Read more “Back to School”

Categories: Education, 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

Citizen Science Month Education Webinar Series

Educators, parents, and lifelong learners joined Jill Nugent and the SciStarter team each Thursday at 8:00 PM ET during April’s Citizen Science Month for a five-part education webinar series. These webinars focused on sharing citizen science projects that are a great fit for the science learning environment, with an emphasis on projects that our distributed … Read more “Citizen Science Month Education Webinar Series”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, EarthSchool, Education, Events

National Science Teaching Association Web Seminar: Citizen Science Month (and Beyond!) with Ideas, Tips, and Resources from the SciStarter Team

  Join us on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, starting at 7:00 pm ET to learn about Citizen Science Month in April 2020. SciStarter and partners around the world are planning events and programs to celebrate and promote all things citizen science: amazing discoveries, incredible volunteers, hardworking practitioners, inspiring projects, and anything else citizen science-related! This webinar will … Read more “National Science Teaching Association Web Seminar: Citizen Science Month (and Beyond!) with Ideas, Tips, and Resources from the SciStarter Team”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Education, Science Education Standards, Webinar

Calling All Science Educators: Virtual Conference Tomorrow with the National Science Teaching Association

You’re Invited to the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) Virtual Conference! Join us tomorrow on Saturday, December 7, starting at 10:00 am ET, to learn about the value of connecting in-school and out-of-school STEM activities, to hear from educators who have implemented successful programs, and to explore ways you can connect your learning environment to … Read more “Calling All Science Educators: Virtual Conference Tomorrow with the National Science Teaching Association”

Categories: Education, Events, Science Education Standards

Citizen Science Heads Back To School 🎓

No matter what age you are, you can do real scientific research as a citizen scientist! Below, SciStarter’s editors feature 10 great citizen science projects for formal and informal science learning settings. Citizen science has been identified as an effective approach to support student learning in science by engaging students in the science practices as … Read more “Citizen Science Heads Back To School 🎓”

Categories: EarthSchool, Education, Newsletter

Five Fin-tastic projects for Shark Week

The Discovery Channel’s popular Shark Week is July 28-August 4. Help scientists learn more about sharks through the projects we’ve tagged for you, below. This year, you can also help provide healthy ocean homes for sharks by joining the world’s largest volunteer effort for oceans: the International Coastal Cleanup. Cheers! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Animals, Biology, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Education, Featured Projects, Newsletter, Ocean & Water, webinar

Pollinator Week Logo June 17-23 2019

It’s Pollinator Week and we’re all a-buzzzz!

This is a perfect week to make and share your pollinator observations with scientists. Our editors selected five projects in need of your help. More about pollinators from Penn State’s website:”Pollinators are animals (primarily insect, but sometimes avian or mammalian) that fertilize plants, resulting in the formation of seeds and the fruit surrounding seeds. Humans … Read more “It’s Pollinator Week and we’re all a-buzzzz!”

Categories: book, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Education, Environment, Featured Projects, Insects, Newsletter, Webinar, webinar