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Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery From Your Own Backyard

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade and up, Non-Fiction

citizen scientists coverCitizen Scientists : Be a Part of Scientific Discovery From Your Own Backyard by Loree Griffin Burns
Recommended for: Grades 3 and up

Dr. Loree Burns defines citizen science as the “study of our world by the people who live in it. All men, women and children, who use their 5 senses and smarts to understand this world, can be citizen scientists.” She especially welcomes children who are just the right height, have active five senses, and strong focus. Her explorations (and chapters) are Fall Butterflying, Winter Birding, Spring Frogging and Summer Ladybugging. In the butterfly section, she explains the capture and tagging process from 1952 -75 that enabled scientists to know where the monarchs went in winter. She cites the successful work of 2 contemporary children who help with current data from their respective homes in America and Mexico; she tags monarchs and he counts them.  At the family fun-level, she provides notes on preparation for any nature walk.  The accompanying photography is exquisite.

Reviewed by: Mrs. Wettergreen

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade and up, Non-Fiction.
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