WONDER #2311: What is Citizen Science?
Question 1 of 3
What is the main idea of this Wonder?
- People watched a screen saver and learned about amino acids.
- Citizen science has too many challenges to continue.
- Ordinary citizens can help make discoveries in science through citizen science projects.
- When scientists work on a problem, they tend to not ask for help because they way to solve it on their own.
Question 2 of 3
Why did the team of scientists ask everyday people for help?
- They had been working on the puzzle of amino acids for a long time and wanted it to be solved.
- They wanted to take all the credit for solving the problem.
- They thought retired scientists would be able to find the answer from home.
- They knew home computers would solve the problem.
Question 3 of 3
Which of the following is NOT an example of citizen science?
- A fifth-grade class that sends information about flowers around their school to scientists
- A family that uses Galaxy Zoo to classify galaxies each night before bedtime
- A group of friends who plays Foldit to learn about proteins
- A team of researchers who do many experiments on a topic they are all experts on
Check your answers online at https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-is-citizen-science.