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Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard Hardcover – February 14, 2012
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“Whether they live in a city, in the suburbs, or on a farm, children can feel the excitement of being involved in real science.” ―Science
“…engaging…” ―School Library Journal, starred
“...provides instruction for children interested in joining hands-on research efforts and highlights the contributions children have made in studying monarch butterflies, birds, ladybugs, and frogs.” ―The Boston Globe
“Burns brings much-deserved attention to four remarkable scientific projects that enlist regular people in data collection.” ―Horn Book
“For curious children and teachers alike, this is an ideal introduction to science activities that leave no child inside.” ―Kirkus
“Throughout this handsome volume, exceptionally clear color photos illustrate the animals mentioned and the adults and children observing them.” ―Booklist
Top Customer Reviews
Use this book to kickstart participation in the many national and international projects discussed in the book including bird counts and other nature observations.
Spring frogging entices kids to use their senses to listen for the different sounds of various frogs, including a list of common frogs and what their voice sounds like. Meet an amphibian monitor who tracks frogs!
Summer Ladybugging shows us citizens that there are 70 varieties of ladybugs! Amazing details as your young one and you go and explore for ladybugs and learn about them with this book.
Fall spends time looking at butterflies and specifically monarch butterflies and their uniqueness.
Winter is for the birds, or at least watching and recording the ones that happen to be around still in your winter backyard.
Fantastic photos keep the interest of young and old alike as well as show details that you may not see if you don't get close up.
Resources in the back of the book provide additional places to research if you want to delve deeper into one of the seasons.
I highly recommend this book for homeschoolers, fantastic focus on one animal group each season and works great for elementary students.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the title and all the amazing pictures! Great for kids and adults.Published 10 months ago by Lil' Delites
This book is part of a reading g program in Indiana called the "young hoosier book awards". Kids must read at leaset 5 of them and they get to vote for their favorite... Read morePublished 19 months ago by jtl
We can't wait for spring to begin counting frogs. I've recommended this book to several educators and parents as a great way to bring science home.Published on March 7, 2013 by Karl Hakkarainen
I have read this book cover to cover and studied the captivating photos. This is a must on your cocktail table and on the family bookshelves. Cudos to Loree and Ellen!Published on May 23, 2012 by Carol Tonge