#Welcome On this page you will find programming, activities, and resources related to formal and informal education. From here, you can: Join the conversation Learn how to integrate community science practices into your classroom Browse community science lesson plans from the Public Lab team Find activities for your classroom from the community Ask a question, answer a question, or follow future questions on education ## What Does Community Science Look Like in Your Classroom? Public Lab defines community science as community-led scientific exploration and investigation to address community-defined questions, allowing for engagement in the entirety of the scientific process. Unlike traditional citizen science, Public Lab’s approach emphasizes local and traditional knowledge, community ownership of research, and working together in scalable networks to encourage collaborative learning and civic engagement. [![Screen_Shot_2021-04-15_at_6.34.42_PM.png](/i/43663)](/i/43663?s=o) Classroom community science projects are youth-led with an approach that emphasizes participant and community ownership of research, from question identification through analysis, and working together to encourage collaborative learning and civic engagement. After identifying their interests, students conduct research as they join the efforts of people and organizations already working on these issues and take the lead in aspects of study design, data collection, and analysis. The data collected from these student-designed projects supports community action and civic engagement. [Read more about integrating community science methodologies into your classroom here]( **** ## How Can You Get Involved? We're looking to build a strong community of practice where educators of all experiences can share resources, knowledge, and lend a hand. Here are some ways that you can help build Public Lab's educational community ### Join the Conversation Get notified about new #education posts by subscribing to related tags. Click the button below, and subscribe to tags like "education", "classroom", "lesson", as well as other topics that you're interested in. Subscribe ### Try These Lessons in Your Classroom and Share Your Experience After using one of these activities in person, let us know how it goes in the comments. We appreciate your feedback and encourage you to share how you modify the lesson to better fit your classroom. - [Classroom Community Science]( An adaptable curricula for bringing student-led environmental projects into your classroom. - [Messages from the Mississippi]( A 6-part series investigating microplastics in local bodies of water culminating in student artwork and advocacy. - [Wetlands Remote Sensing & Management]( Hands on lesson plans to introduce students in grades 8-12 to oil spill cleanup, monitoring wetlands, and managing natural resources. - [Air Quality Class]( An 8-week program in which students work with air quality sensors to monitor indoor air pollutants. Participants catalog and analyze the environmental air pollutant hazards that affect neighborhood homes and will share their findings with other community members ________________ ## Activities Here are some different activities particularly suited for use in the classroom: [activities:education] **** ## Questions [questions:education] **** ## Resources Check this [wiki]( that has some information on funding sources for science teachers. ![PartsNCraftsSpectralTurntable.jpg](

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Messages from the Mississippi: Lesson Plans /wiki/messages-from-the-mississippi-lesson-plans 11 months ago by purl 8 318 1
Datasource /wiki/datasource over 1 year ago by ottinger 17 232 2
Student-led Community Science: A Curriculum /wiki/student-led-community-science-in-the-classroom-a-curriculum 8 months ago by mimiss 22 758 2
Science Fairs /wiki/science-fairs almost 5 years ago by warren 1 215 2
Requesting responses /wiki/requesting-responses about 3 years ago by warren 4 309 1
learning /wiki/learning about 6 years ago by liz 1 282 0
Wetlands remote sensing and management lesson plans /wiki/wetlands-lesson-plans over 6 years ago by Shannon 8 313 0
Public Lab Lesson 4: Environmental Monitoring curricular standards /wiki/public-lab-lesson-4-environmental-monitoring-curricular-standards over 6 years ago by JSummers 2 283 0
Public Lab Lesson 4: Environmental Monitoring /wiki/public-lab-lesson-4-environmental-monitoring over 6 years ago by gretchengehrke 8 348 0
Public Lab Lesson 3: Photography in a New Light /wiki/public-lab-lesson-3-photography-in-a-new-light over 6 years ago by gretchengehrke 15 1,163 5
Public Lab Lesson 2: More Than Meets the Eye /wiki/public-lab-lesson-2-more-than-meets-the-eye over 6 years ago by gretchengehrke 11 758 0
Public Lab Lesson 1: Wetlands, Water, & Oil /wiki/lesson-1-wetlands-water-oil over 6 years ago by gretchengehrke 12 1,187 2
Infragram Curriculum /wiki/infragram-curriculum almost 4 years ago by liz 22 288 3
Youth Balloon Mapping Workshop Curriculum /wiki/youth-balloon-mapping-workshop-curriculum over 7 years ago by warren 3 227 2
Public Lab for Educators /wiki/public-lab-for-teachers over 2 years ago by liz 8 350 3
Flare Spectroscopy Activity /wiki/flare-spectroscopy-activity over 8 years ago by warren 14 893 1
Learn about Activities /wiki/activities almost 3 years ago by warren 25 672 5
Spectrometer Curriculum /wiki/spectrometer-curriculum almost 8 years ago by bicwood 25 2,171 6
Education /wiki/education 8 months ago by mimiss 48 996 4
Air Quality Class /wiki/air-quality-class almost 3 years ago by warren 60 511 3
Spectrometry activities /wiki/spectrometry-activities over 8 years ago by warren 20 6,106 13
Ein Karem, Jerusalem /wiki/ein-karem-jerusalem over 9 years ago by hagitkeysar 7 245 0
Host a balloon mapping workshop /wiki/host-balloon-mapping-workshop almost 5 years ago by liz 11 282 0
Grassroots Mapping youth curriculum /wiki/grassroots-mapping-youth-curriculum about 9 years ago by warren 3 95 1