Citizen Science Guide for Families Taking Part in Real Science
By: Landgraf, GregMaterial type: Computer fileLanguage: English Publisher: Chicago Huron Street Press 2013Description: Online-Ressource (193 p)ISBN: 9781937589356Genre/Form: Electronic books Additional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 500 LOC classification: Q180.55 .C54 L36 2013Online resources: Volltext | Click here to access online
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Cover; Copyright; Dedication and Thanks; Contents ; Foreword; Preface; Chapter 1: Being a Citizen Scientist; Chapter 2: Science as a Family Activity; Chapter 3: Building Community through Citizen Science; Chapter 4: Citizen Science Making a Difference; Chapter 5: Citizen Scientists at Work; Chapter 6: Getting Started at Your Library; A Directory of Citizen Science Projects; Analytical Games and Puzzles; Animals; Amphibians and Reptiles; Frogs; Snakes; Turtles; Birds; Insects; Ants; Bees and Wasps; Butterflies and Moths; Dragonflies and Damselflies; Ladybugs; Other Animals.
Beaches, Wetlands, and WaterwaysBeaches; Wetlands and Waterways; Biodiversity for Beginners; Worldwide; Regional; Outer Space; Plants and Fungi; Weather and the Seasons; Afterword; Index.
People of all ages and backgrounds can discover how to contribute to real scientific research with this handy guide. It defines citizen science, providing an overview of the social and community aspects behind the idea. The book is organized by topic and features links to library resources and descriptions of books appropriate to the subject. In addition, a section devoted to ongoing citizen-science programs includes detailed descriptions for parents and children to identify projects appropriate to their interests, abilities, commitment levels, and locations. Accessible for the whole family, t