What to teach this month
Encyclopedic entry. Citizen science is the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge. Through citizen science, people share and contribute to data monitoring and collection programs.
A bioblitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time, usually 24 hours.
Have some family fun by observing and identifying living things in your area.
Students learn about how communities prevent and contain outbreaks of infectious diseases.
Use this infographic (provided in English, French, and Spanish) to teach students about five major infectious agents.
Students learn to make connections between the systems of the human body and common microbes that live in and on humans.
This mobile application guide for the Debris Tracker app unlocks access to an open-data citizen-science movement. Make a difference today.
Digital Classroom Magazine
explorer and Young Explorer
We are now offering free digital access to Explorer magazine. Inspire young readers through authentic and engaging nonfiction content that supports national reading and science standards.
Spatial thinking allows students to comprehend and analyze phenomena related to the places and spaces around them—and at scales from what they can touch and see in a room or their neighborhood to a world map or globe. Our mapping resources are uniquely positioned to introduce map skills, engage students with classic National Geographic maps, and interact with cutting-edge mapping technology.
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