Citizen Science

Learn more about citizen science with a variety of Natural Inquirer resources. Search by topic, grade band, and resource type.

  • PDF Preview of Natural Inquirer in the High School Classroom Lesson Plan
    Background: Natural Inquirer (NI) articles are written at a middle school level; however, the content, format, and focus on the…

    Natural Inquirer in the High School Classroom

  • PDF Preview of the Paragraph by Paragraph Lesson Plan
    Focus student understanding of the main idea of a paragraph in each section of a Natural Inquirer article through a reading and…

    Lesson Plan – Paragraph by Paragraph

  • PDF Preview of the Venn Diagram Lesson Plan
    Ask students to compare and contrast two articles using a Venn diagram. This lesson plan can be used with any Natural…

    Lesson Plan – Venn Diagram

  • PDF Preview of the S.C.A.N and R.U.N. Lesson Plan
    A graphic organizer to help kids read and think about a text. This lesson plan can be used with any…

    Lesson Plan – S.C.A.N and R.U.N.

  • PDF Preview of the KWL Lesson Plan
    Students create a chart to write what they know before reading, what they think they will learn from the article,…

    Lesson Plan – K-W-L

  • PDF Preview of the Article Summary Lesson Plan
    One-page worksheet helps students determine the main idea of the article they read and write a summary of the article.…

    Lesson Plan – Article Summary

  • PDF Preview of the Summary & Present Lesson Plan
    Students work in groups to analyze the Natural Inquirer article research study and give a brief presentation on their findings to their…

    Lesson Plan – Summarize and Present

  • PDF Preview of the Double Entry Lesson Plan
    Students determine important parts of the text and share questions and comments about selected parts of the text. This lesson…

    Lesson Plan – Double Entry

  • PDF Preview of the Question Cube Lesson Plan
    Students work together to answer questions about an article generated by rolling the question cube. This lesson plan can be…

    Lesson Plan – Question Cube

  • PDF Preview of the Jigsaw Summary Lesson Plan
    Students are assigned different sections of a Natural Inquirer article and work together to create a summary. This lesson plan can be…

    Lesson Plan – Jigsaw Summary