Citizen Science Using JellyWatch Students will use the jellywatch.org app to download and analyze raw data of sightings recorded through this citizen science initiative. Students will use a modified data set from JellyWatch to investigate the geographic distribution of the jellyfish sightings recorded. Students will also use real-time data from JellyWatch to search for recent sightings of jellies in their own region, where applicable. Students will communicate their findings for a formative assessment using an Infographic platform. Multiple extensions allow the flexibility for students to collect their own data and to demonstrate the importance of programs that collect such data. Topics Citizen Science Authors Miriam Sutton, Robert Flores, Katie Lodes, Elizabeth Eubanks Teacher Resources Lesson Plan Teacher Overview Lesson Presentation Introductory Video Modifying JellyWatch Data Instruction Sheet Modified Jellyfish Data Cnidarians Geologic History Jelly Tutorial Infographic Rubric Student Resources Student Reflection and Procedures sheet Adding a sighting to JellyWatch Website App Example Infographic Additional Resources Infographic “making” websites Easy-To-Use Infographic Creator—www.piktochart.com Create and share visual ideas—www.easel.ly Canva—www.canva.com/create/infographics/ Essentials of Infographics Creating an infographic–the essentials— http://www.wiliam.com.au/wiliam-blog/creating-an-infographic-the-essentials Seven Essentials of Good Infographic Design— http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/12/seven-essentials-of-good-infographic.html#.VbEc3xNViko Jellyfish Content Background Trends in Animal Evolution (Cnidarian Timeline)—http://www.bio.utexas.edu/faculty/sjasper/Bio301M/animals.html Encyclopaedia of Life (Cnidarians)—http://eol.org/pages/1745/overview Shape of Life: The Story of the Animal Kingdom—http://shapeoflife.org/jellyfish-0 Post-lesson Survey This Survey Monkey is designed for students, teachers or the general public to submit after they have used the JellyWatch mobile app and/or webpage. Take Survey Next Generation Science Standards Crosscutting Concepts Scale, proportion, and quantity Systems and System Models Core Ideas LS2.C Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning and Resilience ETS2.B: Influence of Engineering, Technology, and Science on Society and the Natural World Practices Analyzing and interpreting data Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information Ocean Literacy Fundamental Concepts 7.A: The ocean is the largest unexplored place on Earth—less than 20% of it has been mapped, observed, and explored. The next generation of explorers and researchers will find great opportunities for discovery, innovation and investigation.