I was recently reading the July/August, 2020 issue of “Science and Children” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read the “Methods and Strategies “ column written by Meredith Hayes, P. Sean Smith, and W. Robert Midden. Their article was entitled “Students as Citizen Scientists.”
Citizen Science involves individuals who are not professional scientists in authentic scietific endeavors, typically in collaboration with or supervised by professional scientists or scientific institutions. Increasingly, Citizen Science is making its way into schools and into science classes in particular.