|ecosystem \'e-ko-sis-tem\ n : Any group of living and nonliving things interacting with each other.|
The city, as an ecosystem, is an ideal classroom for science.
Scientists in the city are students, teachers, families, and science enthusiasts around the world who are investigating the interaction of the natural and manmade worlds. Become a scientist in your own "city" by using these resources, communicating with other "cities," and joining the collaborative.
Throughout the school year, scientists will investigate their own school, their neighborhood, and their city. Join other city scientists and, collectively, investigate the great big ecosystem called Earth.
How to Be "Scientists in The City"
Ecosystems grow and reproduce. Cities rise up one brick
at a time. Likewise, "Scientists in The City" will change.
So visit often.
"Scientists in The City" is inspired by James Trefil,
On February 12, 1998, ten thousand students in the School District of Philadelphia celebrated Public Science Day by showcasing their "Scientists in The City" investigations at sites throughout the city.
Follow along with one class as they visited The Franklin Institute.
Public Science Day 1998, a collaboration between AAAS and The Franklin Institute, was presented by Unisys.
"Scientists in The City," the theme for Public Science Day 1998, is a creation of The Science Learning Network, generously supported by Unisys.
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