Citizen Scientist - DuPage Children's Museum

Citizen Scientist

Nature is all around you! Students will explore their surroundings to discover the amazing organisms building habitats alongside human-made environments.


Student Activity:

Nature is all around us, no matter where we are. Wild plants and animals live in every urban, suburban, or rural area; we just need to take a closer look. Students will be nature investigators, make an observation log, and explore the great (and nearby) outdoors. We will use different online tools to help identify the creatures we find and even help biologists by participating in a citizen science project.  


NGSS Connections:

Science and Engineering Practices (SEP): Carrying Out Investigations

Disciplinary Core Idea (DCI): LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans

Cross Cutting Concept (CCC): Patterns


Materials per student:

  • Paper/notebook
  • Pencil


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