Meet Your Invisible Neighbors: Microbes in SPAAACE (and at home)!

They’re all around us–microbes, that is! Think of them as the neighbors you’ll never really meet. Here are some projects to help you explore the microbiome on earth, in space, and inside our own bodies. Project MERCCURI It’s time! Microbes collected by citizen scientists are heading to the International Space Station this weekend! This project … Read more “Meet Your Invisible Neighbors: Microbes in SPAAACE (and at home)!”

Categories: Biology, Citizen Science, Health, Newsletter

The Science of Words

We’re shuffling science into the language department as we explore citizen science projects about words. Explore the science of words by checking out these projects, fit for lovers of literature and armchair museum curators! Investigating Word Modalities Help determine whether certain words are associated with sight and sound. Complete an online questionnaire, assessing the “sensory … Read more “The Science of Words”

Categories: Citizen Science, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

Winter Weather: Citizen Science Projects to Make You Feel Warm and Fuzzy Inside

Baby, it’s cold outside! To mark the first day of winter on December 21st, the SciStarter team put together this list of wintery Citizen Science projects. We bet you’ll feel warm and fuzzy inside when you participate. Counting Weddell Seals in Antarctica Even if your local winter weather does not include ice and snow, you … Read more “Winter Weather: Citizen Science Projects to Make You Feel Warm and Fuzzy Inside”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter, Ocean & Water

Fun and Games Until Someone Maps an Eye (Neuron): Citizen Science Games

Tired of watching the kids race home from school just to play video games for hours? One-up them and make a significant contribution to science while YOU play games. (Warning: The kids might like these, too!) EyeWire EyeWire is a citizen science project aimed at mapping the neural connections of the retina. All you have … Read more “Fun and Games Until Someone Maps an Eye (Neuron): Citizen Science Games”

Categories: Citizen Science, Computers & Technology, Gaming, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter, Science Education Standards