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Student
Citizen Science
Challenge
Storytelling for Science
https://ecsa.citizen-science.net/student-citizen-science-challe...
A Europe-wide online Challenge
To promote engagement with citizen science and to
encourage student-led inquiry and explora...
Science Storytelling
To creatively share visual & multimedia stories, where
students have engaged with scientific question...
Narrative Atlas, hosting the Challenge
https://narrativeatlas.ushahidi.io/views/map
The
Scientific
Process
Inquire:
Ask a
Question
Research
your
Question
Develop a
Hypothesis
Design an
Experiment
Collect an...
The
Scientific
Process
Inquire:
Ask a
Question
Research
your
Question
Develop a
Hypothesis
Design an
Experiment
Collect an...
Scientific
Documentation
Science
Communication
● Good scientific
practices
● For students
themselves, groups of
students, ...
Science Storytelling?
What
medium?
Who are the
characters?
The setting? The plot?
http://narrativeatlas.org/#resources
http://narrativeatlas.org/#resources
What are
the key
points you
want to
share?
How?
Who is
the
audience?
How do
you reach...
Characters:
- BEES, Afterschool Group
- Honey bees living on an urban rooftop farm
- Butterflies in the neighborhood park
...
Student-led
inquiry and
exploration?
Ownership
Structure vs.
Choice
Time
Restraints &
Practicality
https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/50620/how-to-ease-students-into-independent-inquiry-projects
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agr...
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Stu challenge wkshpleysin.pptx

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Interested in learning more about the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) and Doing it Together Science (DITOs) Student Challenge?

Here is a presentation from the workshop, "Synergies between Citizen Science and Education" in Leysin, Switzerland in March 2018, that delves into the turning scientific documentation in the classroom into creative science communication for an external audience.

The challenge encourages students and teachers who have participated in a citizen science or inquiry-based project in or around the classroom to take their scientific methods and results and share a creative multimedia story!

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Stu challenge wkshpleysin.pptx

  1. 1. Student Citizen Science Challenge Storytelling for Science https://ecsa.citizen-science.net/student-citizen-science-challenge/about-the-student-challenge
  2. 2. A Europe-wide online Challenge To promote engagement with citizen science and to encourage student-led inquiry and exploration in and around the classroom. Mar - April Pilot Round Sept - Oct Fall Round Mar - Apr Spring Round 2018 2019 Student-led inquiry and exploration
  3. 3. Science Storytelling To creatively share visual & multimedia stories, where students have engaged with scientific questions on the theme of sustainability or environmental change. visual & multimedia
  4. 4. Narrative Atlas, hosting the Challenge https://narrativeatlas.ushahidi.io/views/map
  5. 5. The Scientific Process Inquire: Ask a Question Research your Question Develop a Hypothesis Design an Experiment Collect and Analyze Results Observe & Explore Construct a Conclusion Construct a Conclusion
  6. 6. The Scientific Process Inquire: Ask a Question Research your Question Develop a Hypothesis Design an Experiment Collect and Analyze Results Observe & Explore Construct a Conclusion Construct a Conclusion For whom? Why? Should the conclusion always be in a scientific report?
  7. 7. Scientific Documentation Science Communication ● Good scientific practices ● For students themselves, groups of students, or for teachers ● Good communication practices ● For external audiences, not just the teacher or classroom audience
  8. 8. Science Storytelling? What medium? Who are the characters? The setting? The plot?
  9. 9. http://narrativeatlas.org/#resources
  10. 10. http://narrativeatlas.org/#resources What are the key points you want to share? How? Who is the audience? How do you reach them?
  11. 11. Characters: - BEES, Afterschool Group - Honey bees living on an urban rooftop farm - Butterflies in the neighborhood park - The wind coming off of the East River Setting: - The schoolyard block - An urban rooftop farm Plot: - Research: how does seed dispersal happen on our Brooklyn block? - Who visits our school flower bushes? An observation. - Creating our own seeds: A Seed Dispersal Gallery Example) Urban Seed Dispersal: Brooklyn Edition
  12. 12. Student-led inquiry and exploration? Ownership Structure vs. Choice Time Restraints & Practicality
  13. 13. https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/50620/how-to-ease-students-into-independent-inquiry-projects
  14. 14. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 709443. Thank You! Gina Maskell gina.maskell@mfn.berlin @TogetherSci @EuCitSci

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