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Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard Paperback – February 14, 2012
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Defining citizen science as “the study of the world by the people who live in it,” Burns encourages children to try four activities, one for each season. In the fall, volunteers can tag monarch butterflies with stickers that help scientists track their migration. Winter brings opportunities for bird-watching and, in particular, the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count. The chapter on spring frog monitoring describes a middle-school field trip that discovered many frogs with deformities and sparked an investigation by scientists. The summer project involves finding ladybugs, photographing them, and submitting information to the Lost Ladybug Project. Throughout this handsome volume, exceptionally clear color photos illustrate the animals mentioned and the adults and children observing them. Though occasionally the book seems better suited to parents and teachers than to kids, the text is clearly written and the idea of promoting science as a rewarding, hands-on activity is a powerful one. Another engaging book from Burns and Harasimowicz, who collaborated on Hive Detectives (2010). Grades 3-6. --Carolyn Phelan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“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
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Use this book to kickstart participation in the many national and international projects discussed in the book including bird counts and other nature observations.