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By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Crowd-sourced research engages kids in science exploration.

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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

A perfect place to study, participate in researches, and even ask questions and get professional answers.

As for me, this is the best place to study and have fun (I am a B.Sc. student, but I am volunteering there since I was in high school). Most of the projects' staff are professors from known universities, and curators are very experienced scientists. As for me, everyone there seems to be glad to answer any questions. There are places to ask questions on specific research, but there are also conversation forums, where you and your kids can ask anything, from "Why do the birds fly?" to topics in quantum physics. But, I still strongly recommend to tell about your educational background to prevent academic level answers to a third grade student, as there is privacy in the accounts (The one,who gives the answer does not know if you are an adult, or a kid). Also, I never saw any insults or humiliation. There is a full respect. More than that, this is a place, where professors talk to you "on the level of your eyes". And of cause, there you also must respect others, the same as they respect you. So, no swearing allowed there. Strongly recommending to both kids, and adults.

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If you're looking for ways to engage kids in the wonders of research and discovery, look no further. Zooniverse is a great way to introduce kids to academic research, scientific inquiry, and even social studies. With a range of projects available, there's a good chance you'll find something of interest. And Zooniverse encourages everyone to get involved with the understanding that there's no need to be perfect if you're doing your best. That's an important message for kids to hear. Because it is actual research, kids should know that it's not always full of action. For example, searching for birds in a series of pictures for 10 minutes yielded no fowl at all. But for kids who are excited to learn new things and enjoy the feeling of contributing to a larger project, Zooniverse is a wonderful place to start.

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