Parents' Guide to

Project Noah

By Emily Pohlonski, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Online community encourages citizen science; watch privacy.

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age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

Fun blend of nature, science and the great outdoors for kids and adults

This app is wonderful for getting the kids outdoors! Most kids have at least a camera on their mobile phone so all they need to do is just be kids and find critters and plants to take photos of. The online community helps the kids identify what their uploaded images. This app introduces them to organisms from around the world, different habitats, scientific names, and unique facts about organisms. Entire classrooms can sign up as part of their science class. My two teenagers love it and I'm addicted!

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This website would be a great research tool for a student doing a research project on something in the environment. There are links for some of the organisms so that students can find more information out about the organisms from other quoted sources. I can't see children spending a lot of time on this website unless they were really into finding a specific organism, as there are just pictures and some comments for each one and this may not captivate a child's interest.

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Project Noah is a vehicle for users to share their nature explorations. It can be used by anyone, from elementary students to seasoned scientists, to collect data about species diversity. It's best used to get kids engaged in conservation and scientific inquiry. Kids will feel empowered that data from this site is used in actual research. It will also help them recognize the ecological diversity that is present in their own community.

While Project Noah reflects how scientists collaborate and share data online, users are limited to taking pictures and describing organisms. Some kids might not find this very exciting.

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