Kids love asking questions, and doing authentic, hands-on projects. There are plenty of opportunities to get your class engaged in real scientific exploration, whether it is space, bugs, or birds. Thanks to electronic devices and apps, contributing to scientific projects is easier than ever. Instead of science being presented as a set of learned facts, participatory activities like citizen science teach kids critical thinking and inquiry so they learn how to “think like a scientist” – an important 21 st century skill. Learn more about implementing citizen science in your classroom and about local resources available to help you do it.