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STEM for Kids Online Resources

Mystic Aquarium is sharing fun and free resources for families to access from home through our "STEM Mentoring for the Planet" program. This week's theme is  Citizen Science. 

Introduction to Citizen Science

Citizen science happens when people study the world around them and send their data to scientists. Anyone can do citizen science! Try this interactive tutorial to explore the who, what, how, and why of citizen science.  

Six Citizen Science Projects

After you complete the “Introduction to Citizen Science” tutorial, choose one of these six citizen science projects to try as a family.    

SciGirls Citizen Science Resources

Visit PBS Kids SciGirls’ Citizen Science webpage for a downloadable “Nature Nuture Journal” and more citizen science activities and videos.    

Celebrate Urban Birds

In just 10 minutes, you can help scientists learn more about birds in your neighborhood (whether urban or not) through the “Celebrate Urban Birds” citizen science project. Also available in Spanish.    

Kids, Citizen Science, and Porcupines

Listen to this fun, music-filled podcast from The Children’s Hour to hear how kids are doing citizen science to learn more about porcupines. 

Still Want to Do More?

Use the “Project Finder” on the SciStarter website to search hundreds of citizen science projects by location, topic, age group, and more.    

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