Welcome to Monday Matters! Spread awareness to help important causes and start your week off right by making a difference each Monday, even if that is just to pin, tweet, or share to pass this information on.
May 8, 2014, the University of California needs you to be the scientist!
Schools, families, individuals, businesses, and organizations from across California are invited to participate and tell us:
- How you conserve water,
- Where food is grown in your community, and
- How many pollinators you see outside.
Science is everywhere. Take a walk, visit a park or garden, and help us paint a picture of California’s food and water resources.
Participating is easy!
Simply go to beascientist.ucanr.edu and submit your answers on our online data maps.
You can also watch as their maps automatically populate with data coming in from all over California!
This is a great opportunity for children to engage in science education, and for teachers to incorporate these three important issues into their classroom that day.
We’ve developed lesson plans with activities (connected to the Next Generation Science Standards) and fact sheets:
- Pollinator Simulation Activity
- A Day in the Life of a Pollinator
- Pollinator Fact Sheet
- How much water do you use?
- Day in the Life of a Raindrop
- Water Fact Sheet
- Exploring Vegetables
- Day in the Life of a Vegetable
- Food Fact Sheet
Also, join the conversation on social media by following: #BeAScientist on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
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