Citizen Science at Home

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In this activity, learners will be introduced to citizen science projects that can be done from home. After learning about a few everyday people who made big contributions to science, learners will be given resources to start participating in citizen science themselves. Younger audiences may enjoy this activity with adult guidance, but many citizen science projects request ages 14+ to participate.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per student

Age Range:
Ages 14 - adult

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Computer or phone with internet access


  • The Nature of Science
    • Science and Society
    • The Scientific Process

Informal Categories

  • Citizen Science


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


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  • COSI Connects


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