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Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard

by Loree Griffin Burns
Photographed by Ellen Harasimowicz

Published by Henry Holt, 2012
80 pages
ISBN: 978𢠪050-95173

Ages 610

Author Loree Griffin Burns抯 enthusiasm is infectious as she describes four different projects involving citizen scientists, with an emphasis on how children can be participants in ongoing scientific research projects through work in their own communities梥ometimes even literally in their own backyards. The four projects profiled are butterfly tagging in fall, bird counting in winter, frog-call monitoring in spring, and ladybug counting in summer. Each project is featured in three parts: a photo essay describing field work and the associated research project, a profile of one or more kids involved in the 揷itizen scientist work, and a 揥hen You Go section offering practical tips for kids interested in heading out into the field. End matter includes additional resources (books and webites) for each project, a glossary, and index.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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