Addressing Three-Dimensional Learning with Citizen Science Projects
Citizen science, or the inclusion of non-professionals in scientific research, has been used for decades to increase scientific knowledge and involve citizens in problems affecting their communities. These projects can be beneficial to students at the middle school level in that they provide informal learning opportunities in which they can create relationships with professional scientists and researchers, which can increase their interest in different scientific fields. There is also the possibility for citizen science projects to address changing science standards, though research on this topic ...
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