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Citizen Science and the Great Lakes

Week 5 Lesson 2303 Exploring MichiganScience 6th Grade7th Grade8th Grade Aired Week of 10/31/2022
Citizen Science and the Great Lakes

This lesson will explore the phenomenon of light pollution in the Great Lakes and some of the citizen science efforts going on around the region. Students will explore the impact that artificial lights have on night sky visibility for star gazing, learn about how everyday people can contribute to scientific research, and engage in citizen science projects in their community.

  • Know about the How Science works model that illustrates the process of science
  • Understand the how various types of light bulbs contribute to light pollution and impact astronomy
  • Be able to conduct citizen science projects to monitor weather and track bird populations