‘Sleep – a third of life’ – A Citizen Science project

The project: ‘Sleep – a third of life’, which invites students to explore their sleeping habits. Students participating in the project record their nightly sleep habits using a “sleep diary.” They use the data to examine the impact of sleep habits on their daily functioning. The project is designed for middle and high school students.

boy sleeping

Citizen-Lab is leading the project ‘Sleep – a third of life’ in collaboration with the  the Taking Citizen Science to School Center and with Prof. Tamar Shochat from the Department of Nursing and Prof. Eran Tauber from the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Haifa University.

During the early stages of the project, the Covid-19 pandemic began to take hold in Israel. While many students were forced to move to online learning, teachers were struggling to find innovative online activities. To help them do this, the Citizen Lab team worked with the TCSS team to develop a variety of online learning materials. The materials were loaded into an online environment created by the TCSS team. As a result, despite the limitations of Covid-19, over 1,500 students from 12 schools participated and met the scientists in 2020-2021. In 2022, more than 50 schools have signed up to participate in the project. Currently, together with the scientists, we are planning two conferences (Jan. 2022, Feb. 2022), where the students can present their sleep research and discuss it with the scientists.

עמוד הפרויקט בעברית



Hani Swirski, Ph.D.


Taking Citizen Science to School



Prof. Eran Tauber speaking with students on ZOOM