Invitations to Inquiry are short instructional activities designed to help middle and high school students work with large data sets. The activities engage students with community and citizen science data from projects hosted on FieldScope. Teachers and students use the interactive FieldScope platform to collect, visualize, and analyze environmental data. With these new Inquiries, students can explore FieldScope’s advanced mapping and graphing tools to dig deeper into data in the context of meaningful science classroom lessons.
FieldScope is an interactive platform, run by BSCS Science Learning, which allows organizers of field studies to leverage sophisticated graphing and mapping tools to enhance existing and future citizen science projects. Participants of all ages and backgrounds can conveniently upload measurements, observations, and media to a shared project database.
BSCS Science Learning (BSCS) has an opening for one or more full-time science educators with expertise in teacher professional learning and leadership development. We seek creative, motivated individuals who share our mission of improving science teaching and learning through research-driven innovation.
BSCS Science Learning--an independent nonprofit dedicated to transforming science education--has released a report that presents guidelines for designing citizen projects with scientific and educational benefits.