The editors of this book have a straightforward goal: to inspire you to engage your students through public collaboration in scientific researchМў‰вВ‰Ыќalso known as citizen science. The book is specifically designed to get you comfortable using citizen science to support independent inquiry through which your students can learn both content and process skills. Citizen Science offers you: Мў‰вВеўReal-life case studies of classes that engaged in citizen science and learned authentic scientific processes and the habits of mind associated with scientific reasoning. Мў‰вВеўFifteen stimulating lessons you can use to build data collection and analysis into your teaching. Мў‰вВеўPlenty of flexibility. You can use the lessons with or without access to field or lab facilities; whether or not your students can collect and submit data of their own; and inside your classroom or outside through fieldwork in schoolyards, parks, or other natural areas in urban or rural settings.