Zooniverse: Cutting Edge Research Your Students Can Participate In

Zooniverse: Cutting Edge Research Your Students Can Participate In

The Zooniverse (zooniverse.org) is a collection of research projects that rely on public participation to succeed. Since it began in 2007 with galaxyzoo.org an army of 800,000 citizen scientists have classified galaxies, analyzed light curves to detect exo-planet transits, marked features on the Moon and Mars, and looked for star clusters in Andromeda. Please join Dr. Laura Whyte, an astronomer and educator from the Adler Planetarium, to hear about the cutting-edge research that is being done by the science teams in collaboration with the participants, and to learn about new resources that are being developed to support the use of these projects in the classroom, to give your students the opportunity to become citizen scientists and make a contribution to research.

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Laura Whyte

July 15, 2013
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  1. the zooniverse.org cutting edge research your students can participate in

    dr. laura whyte laura@zooniverse.org @zooteach www.zooteach.org
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  9. Cogni&ve Surplus 16#years every#day!

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  12. Galaxy Zoo: help astronomers classify galaxies 350,000 volunteers galaxyzoo.org classifications

    150m
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  15. Planet Hunters: find and mark planets 200,000 volunteers planethunters.org classifications

    15,000,000
  16. Moon Zoo: mark craters and boulders on high-resolution data 9.45

    wales moonzoo.org classifications 3,300,000
  17. The Milky Way Project: measure and map our galaxy in

    infrared 35,000 volunteers milkywayproject.org drawings 3,200,000
  18. 2 papers BBC documentary 1

  19. Planet Four: measure fan features on the souther martian pole

    planetfour.org 73,000 volunteers images 3.9 million
  20. Space Warps: identify galaxy lenses spacewarps.org 1.7 million images week

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  21. Outreach to Education

  22. NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS “Students need opportunities to analyze large

    data sets and identify correlations. Increasingly, such data sets—involving temperature, pollution levels, and other scientific measurements—are available on the Internet. “
  23. NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS of activity, scientists and engineers try

    to use the best available tools to support the task at hand, which today means that modern computational technology is integral to virtually all aspects of their work. At the left of the figure are activities related to empirical investigation. In this sphere of activity, scientists determine what needs to be measured; observe phenomena; plan experiments, programs of observation, and methods of data collection; build instruments; engage in disciplined fieldwork; and identify sourc- es of uncertainty. For their part, engineers engage in testing that will contribute data for informing proposed designs. A civil engineer, for example, cannot design a new highway without measuring the terrain and collecting data about the nature of the soil and water flows. THE REAL WORLD COLLECT DATA TEST SOLUTIONS THEORIES AND MODELS FORMULATE HYPOTHESES PROPOSE SOLUTIONS Ask Questions Observe Experiment Measure Imagine Reason Calculate Predict ARGUE CRITIQUE ANALYZE Investigating Developing Explanations and Solutions Evaluating FIGURE 3-1 The three spheres of activity for scientists and engineers.
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  29. Additional Resources Teacher and Student Site Guides Educator Guides Education

    Blog
  30. Future Teacher Workshops Skype Education Education Podcasts

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  32. Why do we care?

  33. Why Zooniverse?

  34. Zooniverse: Cutting Edge Research Your Students Can Participate In Abstract

    The Zooniverse (zooniverse.org) is a collection of research projects that rely on public participation to succeed. Since it began in 2007 with galaxyzoo.org an army of 800,000 citizen scientists have classified galaxies, analyzed light curves to detect exo-planet transits, marked features on the Moon and Mars, and looked for star clusters in Andromeda. Please join Dr. Laura Whyte, an astronomer and educator from the Adler Planetarium, to hear about the cutting-edge research that is being done by the science teams in collaboration with the participants, and to learn about new resources that are being developed to support the use of these projects in the classroom, to give your students the opportunity to become citizen scientists and make a contribution to research