SciStarter Blog

SciStarter is the place to find, join, and contribute to science through providing people access to more than 2,700 searchable formal and informal research projects and events. But more than just a project directory, SciStarter also offers a coordinated place to record contributions and access the tools and instruments needed to participate in citizen science projects. The SciStarter Blog is published by Science Connected.

8 Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Looking for a science project to do with kids? These experiments go beyond the trivial and incorporate real-world scientific research. SciStarter Blog Around the world, millions of kids are headed ...
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Help NASA Find Out How Planets Form

A NASA citizen science project called Disk Detectives is enlisting volunteers to study images of new solar systems and see how planets form. SciStarter Blog How long does it take ...
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Track Four Emerging Climate Hazards

Use the power of citizen science to help researchers track emerging climate hazards that can impact your community. SciStarter Blog Earth’s climate is undergoing change that poses multiple threats. The ...
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Back to School with Citizen Science

As they go back to school, even safe at home, kids can try these fun and easy science projects to learn about nature either online or in the great outdoors ...
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NASA Science Projects

NASA Science Projects Teach Kids Astronomy

Kids and adults can get involved these five NASA science projects. Each one comes with educational materials that can help you learn about everything from alien planets to finding asteroids ...
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Image of a sourdough starter in a jar

The Science of Making a Wild Sourdough Starter

Want to make sourdough starter? The Wild Sourdough Project can help you understand yeast and microbes while helping home bakers create delicious bread. SciStarter Blog By now, you’ve almost certainly heard the ...
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Building DIY Air Quality Monitors

Colombian citizen scientists built cheap air quality monitors and deployed them across their city. Now they’re teaching others to build them, too. SciStarter Blog CanAirIO is a low-cost air pollution ...
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Surfers: A surfer rides a wave against the industrial backdrop of Lake Michigan. (Credit: Mike Killion/Courtesy of Surfrider)

Surfers Pick Up the Slack to Monitor Water

A massive network of surfers and citizen scientists is monitoring water quality and water contamination in places governments don't. SciStarter Blog By Colleen Henn and Mara Dias  In 1984, a ...
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