29 Jul '14

News Citizen science in schools boosts pupil engagement and saves the environment

Scientists are increasingly using research based on data collected by school students to explore humanity's impact on the planet. Matthew Jenkin explores the educational benefitsFrom the outside, the scientific community may seem impenetrable an exclusive club where they check your PhD at the door. But many scientists owe more to the general public than you might imagine, and boffins are increasingly doing research based on data collected by school students.The rise of citizen science in education is turning classrooms into labs and pupils into pioneers, with projects investigating humanity's impact on the planet among the most accessible for schools. Continue reading...

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