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Be a Backyard Citizen Scientist - Butterfly Edition
In this two day, half hour class, students will learn how to collect data about butterflies to help researchers as citizen scientists.
In this class, learners will be invited to join the Citizen Scientist movement by collecting some data about butterflies they see in their own backyards. On Day one, the teacher will share data collected about butterfly sightings in her own back yard. From this presentation, students will learn to collect data in a tally chart, analyze data and create a bar graph with data. As a group, on day two, we will discuss our findings for the types of butterfly sightings found in the places each...
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.
2 files available upon enrollmentPrinted Data Sheets (2 -Available Upon Enrollment) Pencil, Colored Pencils or Crayons
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 e-butterfly.org has opportunities for citizen scientists to contribute data for research.
Meet the teacher
Hello, 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,...
$10for 2 classes
2x per week, 1 week
Completed by 4 learners
Live video meetings
1-4 learners per class