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Observing Penguins in Ohio: Citizen Scientist

Written by published on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 2:15pm

 

Observing Penguins in Ohio: Citizen Scientist

How would you like to observe penguins without leaving your house?

Recently a friend broke her leg and had to stay in bed for four weeks. She confided she might go stir crazy as there were only so many books she could read and so many movies she could watch, especially during the day when everyone else was in school or working. 

She found an outlet for her boredom and felt like she was making a difference when she discovered online citizen scientist activities. Citizen scientists are ordinary people volunteering to help with scientific projects.

For example, during the four weeks she was bedridden, my friend watched video in Africa and helped identify and classify animals in the wild. She tagged and marked records from WWI field diaries and helped monitor penguins! 

My friend is better now but she still participates in her favorite projects. There are opportunities for individuals and families.  If you’re interested in helping scientists all over the world without leaving home, start by checking out these websites.

Citizensciencealliance.org/projects.html

Nationalgeographic.org/idea/citizen.science-projects/

Zooniverse.org

The following books include stories or information about citizen scientist projects or people who made scientific discoveries. 

 Citizen Scientist: be a part of scientific discovery from your own backyard

 The Fossil Girl: Mary Anning's dinosaur discovery

 Summer Birds: the butterflies of Maria Merian

 The Boy Who Drew Birds: a story of John James Audubon

 How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: scientists and kids explore global warming

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Recommended Books

  • A chapter book from Mo Willems!  Follow the surprising friendship between Diva, a small pampered dog, and Flea, a street wise cat through an adventure in Paris. This rather short book at 65 pages is sprinkled with illustrations and perfect for a family read aloud. Recommended for listeners ages 5 and up, and readers Grades 2 and up.  

  • A beautiful child's typical day from awake to asleep told all in ABC's.  Play the secret ABC “seek and find” game in the book for a greater interactive experience.  Excellent for building vocabulary skills for ages 2 and up.  

  • How do young piggies find a peaceful place in a loud and busy world? They meditate. They find a quiet spot, a special place with a few simple things, and just breathe. This book is really for piggies of all ages, but especially for those aged 4 and up.

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