|Goal||Help ID progression of bacterial infection in plant cells|
|Task||Classify plant cell images by their "clumpiness"|
The chloroplasts inside plant cells appear to "clump" together during bacterial infection; this can be devastating for plants and seriously compromise crop yields. We need your help to classify plant cell images by their "clumpiness" in order to further this research.
Helping us to classify the images will give insights into the progression of bacterial infection in plant cells.
|How to Join||
Register online at http://clumpy.ex.ac.uk/register/
A computer with a reasonably fast Internet connection.
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||indoors|
|Type of Activity||Exclusively online, At school, At night, At home|
|Tags||bacterial infection, biology experiment, cell images, chloroplasts, citizen science, citizen science project, clump, clumpiness, clumpy, crop infection, crop yields, crowdsourcing, microscopy, microscopy classification, plant cells|
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salbury 12/15/2016Students have to analyze images comparing the clumpiness of chloroplasts in plant cells. They then have to order the images from least clumpy to most clumpy and click a button to send the results to the scientists. In the tutorial it is a little difficult to differentiate the last few clumpy images, that's why I only gave it a 3. An interactive tutorial that let the kids sort and then tell them if they are right or wrong would help with learning how to sort the images accurately.
carolyn.santangelo 12/15/2016no feedback given on how accurate your judgment has been.
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