- June 19, 2018
Wonder Board Brainstorm: Your Questions, Summarized
From May 29 to June 5, participants posted and commented on more than 50 questions on the Wonder Board! We also received a suggestion to organize the questions by topic to make them easier to digest. To do this, the Bird Cams staff first compiled a list of all the questions, then sorted them into...
- May 18, 2018
How to Choose or Refine a Good Cam-Testable Question
So you’ve identified some questions that you think could be answered with cam footage. How do you decide which ones make the best questions for an investigation? Will the answer provide interesting or valuable insights? Would investigating the question yield new insights about birds? How excited are you about investigating the question, compared with other questions? Is...
- May 18, 2018
What Kinds of Questions Can We Investigate?
Watching the Bird Cams can generate all kinds of questions. Some questions may have answers already based on past research. Other questions may not have answers yet—but could be answered by collecting and analyzing data from the cams. It’s those questions we hope to identify for potential investigations. As you encounter questions, try categorizing each one: ...
- May 9, 2018
How To Use Disqus
What is Disqus? Disqus is an easy-to-use discussion tool that you’ll use for the “Wonder Board” activity. The purpose of the activity is to help brainstorm, discuss, and ultimately select questions that could lead to scientific studies based on what you’ve seen on the cams. You’ll be able to post questions, share your thoughts, and provide...
- May 8, 2018
Video: A 3-minute Introduction to the Bird Cams Lab
- May 7, 2018
Welcome to the Bird Cams Lab!
Do you love watching the Bird Cams? We invite you to help us create a new project called Bird Cams Lab, funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal of the project is to join viewers from around the world to make new discoveries using the cams. Think of it as like field biology in...