[course] Open Science for high school teachers

Dear GOSHers,

We are starting a new course focused on citizen science and open science for high school teachers. We are making the course in collaboration with a high school from my hometown, Sevilla (Spain). The course will cover basic topics related to water quality, water testing, low cost science hardware, and also pedagogical and practical tips to bring research project to a classroom. Language of the course is English.

We will release a new unit with homework every two weeks, from now until June. If you wish to follow the course, have support, and be added to the mailing list, sign up to the course on this form before March 10th, 2019: https://goo.gl/forms/ytXPd3v3no2eKaVt1

The course will require 1 or 2 hours of work per week, during 4 months. We will evaluate your participation and give your feedback on your homework. We will deliver participation certificates for all attendees. The materials of the units will be created under an open license CC 4.0 BY SA, which means you will be able to use it permanently in the future to train your colleagues or revise the course.

Otherwise feel free to give us any feedback or point out at interesting material already done and shareable, we would really appreciate it… The last unit, which will be released in May, aims at portraying different open science projects and educational resources for high school teachers, so it would be great if you can give me links to other things you recommend or that you have done and it’s available for free online.

Open Science School


We developed this 1-hour DIY datalogger partly based on requests/comments from our highschool teaching friends who did not have enough money for soldering stations:

Even if you don’t add any sensors, the starter code gives you the ability to monitor light & temperature, for possible use with many highschool level curriculum.