The exemplary citizen science pedagogical practices and “science pills” videos developed under this output feed into the Citizen Science Toolkit; complemented with additional tools and guidelines, they may serve as guidance and inspiration for teachers and researchers from throughout Europe to bring research into classrooms.
Karolina Chodzińska, Specialist in the Science Communication and Education Unit, IG PAS, shares the experience from implementing UV radiation and vitamin D3 pilot in Poland:
Panousis Clearchos, Physical education teacher at Ellinogermaniki Agogi, presents his experience from the participation of his students in the pilot Analysis of students’ dietary habits in Greece:
Dr. Ing. Agnieszka Czerwińska, Researcher in the IG PAS, responsible for UV radiation and vitamin D3 pilot, describes the measurements taken by students and shares her thoughts on collaborating with students and teachers:
Piotr Stankiewicz, Geography and Science Teacher from Poland, talks about his students’ attitude towards UV radiation pilot:
Assoc. Prof. Monika Kalinowska, Researcher in the IG PAS, responsible for pilot dedicated to monitoring of seasonal changes in river vegetation, describes the involvement of schools and the results; and Dr. Joanna Ropka, Teacher from Poland talks about difficulties while implementing the pilot:
Assoc. Prof. Monika Kalinowska, Researcher in the IG PAS, explains what the project was about and presents what kind of measurements were taken by the students. Dr. Joanna Ropka, Teacher from Poland, talks about the benefits of implementing Citizen Science projects.
Dr. Joanna Ropka, Teacher from Poland, shares her thoughts on what to look for in Citizen Science projects. Dr. Agata Goździk, BRITEC Project Coordinator shares feedback gathered during Focused Group Interview with Teachers.
Louiza Smyrni and Vassiliki Rizioti, 1st grade students in the 1st Vrilissia Upper High School in Athens, present their experience from participating in a Citizen Science project in Greece:
Dr. Flora Paparou, Science teacher in the 1st Vrilissia Upper High School in Athens, presents the methodology of the implementation of BRITEC project at her school, after participating in the pilot dedicated to monitoring of Urban Climate and Human Bioclimate in Greece:
Christos Giannaros, Associate Researcher in Athens Observatory, responsible for pilot dedicated to monitoring of Urban Climate and Human Bioclimate, describes the involvement of schools, the results and his experience from the participation in a citizen science project involving students from Greece:
Dr. Flora Paparou, Science teacher in the 1st Vrilissia Upper High School in Athens, refers to the educational impact of implementing the BRITEC project at her school in Greece
Engineer Stijn Calders from the Belgian Royal Institute for Space Aeronomy discusses the challenges and benefits of bringing an online citizen science project to schools in order to study meteors by use of radio techniques.
Teacher Wim Van Buggenhout from the GTILonderzeel school in Belgium presents the noise exposure pilot study in which he and his students had participated along with the two other Belgian pilots.
Lore Jespers, teacher from the Edugo school in Oostakker, Belgium, explains about the air quality pilot study she had been participating in with her class, and how she approached and appreciated it. She thoroughly explains the aspects that were challenging and/or rewarding.
The video is supplemented by a video of teacher Wim Van Buggenhout (GTILonderzeel, Belgium) who also participated in, and even extended the Britec pilot on air quality.
Noelia Sánchez Sánchez, Biology teacher at IES San Agustín de
Guadalix, shares with us how she implemented Cellspotting pilot
project in class, as well as her students’ opinions after the
Rosa Gálvez Esteban, Assistant Professor at Universidad Autónoma in
Madrid (UAM), talks about her experience as main researcher in the
pilot project: “Are hand-made traps to trap sand flies so effective as