Google Streets in the deep

October 4, 2012

Take your students on a field trip underwater with Google Maps’ Street View Ocean collection.

Instructifeature — Citizen science: Real-world applications for science students

April 6, 2011

Citizen science projects enlist everyday citizens to collect or analyze data for real-world research studies. This article suggests that bringing citizen science projects into the classroom can help students understand the relevance of curriculum objectives. Several projects are suggested, for elementary, middle, and high school.

Become a Beetle Detective and ferret out invasive insects

March 1, 2011

The Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash borer beetle are wreaking havoc on trees across America. Beetle Detectives, a site from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has put out an APB for some science-minded sleuths to snoop around local flora to see if they can spot these bugs.