Observing Our Changing Earth – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

Mary Hanan led her middle school science students on a year-long study of specific plots of land. Students made observations and collected data to demonstrate how their plot of land changed over time. Mary Hanan is a sixth-grade science teacher at Riverside Meadows Intermediate School in Plumas Lake, California. Photo courtesy Mary Hanan Could you give an overview of your National Geographic Educator Certification project, which you called “Piece of Earth?” I wanted my sixth-grade students to understand that scientific…

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Nature inquiries with iNaturalist – Mr. Hill’s Musings – Education Article

iNaturalist is a fantastic site for identifying and appreciating living things in your area. The app is available on iOS and Android. When photographs of wildlife are uploaded, the iNaturalist community will identify them and more information is provided. In addition, the data collected on the app is used by scientific data repositories to monitor species and their populations. Using iNaturalist is interesting and fun, but our additions also contribute to important biodiversity studies. Win-win! How does iNaturalist work? After downloading…

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