PocketLab + SciStarter = a [citizen] science lab that fits in your pocket.

PocketLab connects with a single button to a smart phone, tablet, Chromebook, or computer and instantly streams data that you can see and record. PocketLab measures motion, acceleration, angular velocity, magnetic field, pressure, altitude, and temperature. Using the PocketLab app, you can easily analyze your data, create graphs, and integrate your data with other software. … Read more “PocketLab + SciStarter = a [citizen] science lab that fits in your pocket.”

Categories: Citizen Science, Other, SciStarter News

Poké Around With Citizen Science

by Jennifer Cutraro By now, you’ve surely seen, heard about, or even joined the hordes of people wandering about outdoors,  phones held right in front of their faces. In the two weeks since Pokémon Go’s release, there’s been much ado about the game: how it gets people outdoors, how it promotes physical activity, how it’s … Read more “Poké Around With Citizen Science”

Categories: Animals, Apps, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Gaming, Nature & Outdoors, Other

Tell Your Citizen Science Story With #MyCitSci

During Citizen Science Day, we asked our community of citizen scientists to tell their stories and experiences in words and pictures. Here, we’ve summarized many of the amazing stories we’ve heard. There is still time to tell yours. You can post them to our Facebook page or tag us on Twitter with #MyCitSci. We can’t wait to hear your story! … Read more

Categories: Citizen Science, National Citizen Science Day, Other

Do citizen scientists have formal STEM education experiences?

Have you ever wondered? We did, too…so we asked our Twitter pals to complete a simple poll. Here are the results of our informal poll. Next: we’ll ask our friends on Facebook, poll our community of 50,000 citizen scientists, and ask citizen scientists we meet in person at upcoming events. Stay tuned!

Categories: CitSci Research, Other

Coop’s Scoop: 2015 citizen science year in review quiz

Looking back on citizen science in 2015, what discoveries stand out to you? Share them in the comment section below. The following Citizen Science Quiz test your knowledge about 10 of the scientific achievements reported in the peer-reviewed literature that were made possible by citizen science. The papers span a wide range of disciplines and … Read more “Coop’s Scoop: 2015 citizen science year in review quiz”

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SMAP patches have arrived! Get one by submitting soil moisture data!

If you’ve already signed up to participate in NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive research to ground-truth satellite data, great! (And thank you!) As soon as you input your data to the GLOBE site, you’ll receive an embroidered version of this patch. Interested in joining SMAP? We are looking for teams in the following states: AK, … Read more “SMAP patches have arrived! Get one by submitting soil moisture data!”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Geology & Earth Sciences, Nature & Outdoors, Other

Astronauts Tracking Microbe Growth on the International Space Station This Week

Microbe Growth Documented for Analysis and Interpretation by UC Davis Scientists Davis, CA. (December 10, 2014) – This week on the International Space Station, astronaut Terry Virts is measuring the growth of microbes collected by citizen scientists across the United States. This citizen science research, known as Project MERCCURI, investigates how microbes from different places … Read more “Astronauts Tracking Microbe Growth on the International Space Station This Week”

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Citizen science in space!

This morning, Space Florida announced that a research proposal submitted by SciStarter, Science Cheerleader and UCDavis won a competition to fly innovative research projects on the International Space Station via Space X in December 2013. We are stoked. This research will compare growth rates of microbiomes collected on Earth (by YOU and your fellow citizen … Read more “Citizen science in space!”

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CrowdScanner: A social media experiment in crowdsourcing. (Join our team, today!)

How can social media be used to accomplish a seemingly impossible task? Today, a social experiment called the “Tag Challenge” sends 5 individuals to roam the streets of New York, DC, Bratislava, Stockholm, and London. The task is to locate them before the sun sets based only on their mugshots. You can contribute by taking … Read more “CrowdScanner: A social media experiment in crowdsourcing. (Join our team, today!)”

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