Reflection: Student Communication What is Citizen Science? Shallow Dive (1 of 2) - Section 2: ENGAGE: What is a citizen? What is science?


The Talk-Think-Open Exchange teacher move is an effective way to structure student dialogue in a purposeful and rigorous way.  Students' capacity will build over time, so repeated exposure is necessary.  Short timed speaking sections is a key teacher move initially.  Even 30 seconds may be difficult for some students to fill.  Expand the amount of talk time for each student gradually.

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What is Citizen Science? Shallow Dive (1 of 2)

Unit 2: Citizen science, Student design
Lesson 1 of 13

Objective: Students will be able to: 1) brainstorm common qualities of citizenship and the nature of science; 2) explain how citizen science projects are attempts to solve real-world problems; and 3) explore ideas about citizen science in a self-directed manner

Big Idea: Science is not just for professional scientists. How might we connect basic principles of democratic citizenship to scientific research?

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Science, Statistics, field work, Community Mapping, engineering design thinking
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