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Be a Backyard Citizen Scientist - Butterfly Edition

Annette Lauver
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(234)
In this two day, half hour class, students will learn how to collect data about butterflies to help researchers as citizen scientists.

Class Experience

Students will learn how they can participate as Citizen Scientists.
Students will learn to create a tally chart and graph using their data.
Students will present their data to the learning group. 
Students will participate in class discussions comparing butterfly data from different places. 
As a teacher with more than 25 years experience, I have helped students become excited  and engaged in their own learning interests. 
Homework Offered
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 2 files available upon enrollment
Printed Data Sheets (2 -Available Upon Enrollment) Pencil, Colored Pencils or Crayons
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students may need parental supervision during collection of data if the learner is outside. 
The idea for this class came from an article in Birds & Blooms magazine about the Citizen Scientist movement. 
There are thousands of everyday people around the world participating in Citizen Scientist projects to help researchers collect data. 
Also, the website has opportunities for citizen scientists to contribute data for research. 

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(234)
My name is Annette. I have been a teacher for more than 25 years. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in Special Education.  I have lived and taught in five different states: Texas, Florida,... 
Group Class


for 2 classes
2x per week, 1 week
30 min

Completed by 4 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 7-10
1-4 learners per class

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