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Science for Citizens

Search results are similarly well-thought out; by default they are displayed in order of average user rating (and every one of the more than 125 initiatives currently in the database has been rated by someone), but can also be displayed in reverse chronological order, so users can quickly find new projects in their area of interest. In addition to user ratings, Science for Citizens makes its own editorial determinations about the merits of each project, and those it particularly likes get designated as "hot projects" (users can do keyword searches just for hot projects as well). This insures there is a merit-based sorting in the site that can't be gamed, even if user ratings get compromised.

Let's suppose you find a project that interests you. Click on it and you see a description and image for it, what gear (if any) is required, how to get started, a link to the project's website, how much it costs (if anything), the time commitment involved, whether it's an outdoor or indoor project, its location (if not national), whether it's good for children, whether it's good for primary school use, secondary school use, and whether there are materials

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Darlene--I think the issue you may be facing is the length of the form projects have to fill out to be part of the Sci4Cits...

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