The SciStarter Blog

The SciStarter Blog is published by Science Connected. Together, we are driving citizen science participation and public scientific literacy.

The SciStarter Blog, published by Science Connected

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 weekly by Science Connected.

Computer-powered Citizen Science

With the help of citizen science volunteers, researchers are using artificial intelligence and computers to make scientific breakthroughs with these citizen science projects. SciStarter Blog Working together, humans and computers ...
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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

At school or at home, kids can try these fun and easy science projects to learn about nature either online or in the great outdoors. SciStarter Blog With the COVID-19 ...
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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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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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Citizen Science Connections

Science Connected is volunteer-powered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with offices in San Francisco, California. We are a global group of scientists and science communicators who foster widespread science literacy, education, and communication. We are dedicated to increasing public understanding of science and creating free and equal access to science education. We define education in its broadest sense and believe it is the key to making informed choices, being successful members of society, and acting as responsible stewards of the planet.

Our mission is to increase scientific literacy in underserved communities and the greater public by connecting people with the latest scientific research, translating science into accessible language, and debunking pseudoscience with real research findings. 

Citizen science is an effective partnership between scientists and nonscientists that, when done well, offers benefits to the participants and beyond. In addition to the SciStarter Blog, we have several free resources for you to learn more about citizen science and get involved in projects.