Educator Resources: Technology

Citizen Sort

Citizen Sort’s video games were designed in collaboration with biologists and naturalists. As you play, you’ll help classify plants, animals, and insects, and you’ll produce valuable scientific data to aid scientists in their work.

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Syracuse University's School of Information Studies, National Science Foundation

CosmoQuest

Today, scientific discoveries ranging from finding new planets orbiting alien stars to finding light echoes from quasars are all being made by everyday people working as citizen scientists. CosmoQuest citizen science projects include: Moon Mappers, Mars Mappers, Mercury Mappers, Vesta Mappers, and Image Detective.

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CosmoQuest, NASA

Project Nightjar

The project aims to increase our understanding of camouflage in the wild and its relationship with survival. To do this we study the camouflage of ground nesting birds, and their eggs and chicks. Play games to help with the research.

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Sensory Ecology and Evolution, University of Exter, University of Cambridge, Bioscience for the Future

Snapshot in the Classroom

Snapshot Wisconsin is a great way to get students outdoors and learn about local wildlife! The project is a unique opportunity to integrate science and technology into your classroom. Educators can volunteer to host a trail camera with their students at a school forest or other property. Students can also help identify and count critters in photos captured across the state by logging on to the Zooniverse website.

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, NASA, Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Adler Planetarium, Zooniverse, University of Wisconsin-Extension