Science classes don't have to be a struggle--these citizen science lessons help students collaborate with real-world STEM professionals, like these two students looking at a science exhibit.

NASA citizen science lessons any teacher can lead


Science classes don't have to be a struggle--these citizen science lessons help students collaborate with real-world STEM professionals

Even as a die-hard science geek, molecular biologist Melanie Peffer found her science classes painfully boring. It wasn’t until she started engaging in authentic scientific inquiry in real-world labs that she realized science is actually nothing like what she learned in school.

Real-world science is dynamic, she discovered. It’s messy. And above all, it’s a verb — something you do.

Yet too many students have come to view
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