Citizen science in STEM education: engaging students with real life science

Keren E. Dalyot, Yaela N. Golumbic

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In recent years, there has been widening interest in and opportunities for public and school engagement with science through citizen science initiatives. This article focuses on the different ways incorporating citizen science in schools can promote meaningful and broad learning outcomes, and provide students the opportunities to develop knowledge and skills they need to live in today's scientifically and technologically enhanced society. Three case studies, representing the varied landscape of citizen science projects in schools, demonstrate different ways in which citizen science can sustain active citizenship and increase student awareness and relatedness to science.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
Subtitle of host publicationFourth Edition
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780128186299
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Awareness to science
  • Citizen-science
  • Citizenship
  • Public engagement with science
  • STEM education
  • Science in daily life
  • Socio-scientific issues


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