1 Classroom Period

  • Scientists have discovered a new ant species! We need your help naming it! Created with scientists from the Southern Research…

    Activity – Feeling Antsy

  • Background: Natural Inquirer (NI) articles are written at a middle school level; however, the content, format, and focus on the…

    Natural Inquirer in the High School Classroom

  • Scientists ask questions about many small things found in nature, the way Dr. Jovan asked questions about moss. Small things,…

    Try This! – Meet Dr. Jovan!

  • In this FACTivity, you will build a physical representation, or a model, of a beaver dam. Some of the questions…

    FACTivity – Logjams and Beaver Dams

  • In this FACTivity, you will learn what happens when something is overharvested and why sustainable harvesting is important. Materials: Harvest…

    FACTivity – To Harvest or Not to Harvest

  • In this FACTivity, you will become a land manager for a national forest. You will need to decide on the…

    FACTivity – On the Fence

  • The questions you will answer in this FACTivity are: What similarities and differences do you notice between bird songs? How…

    Alternate FACTivity – Invasion of the Song Catcher

  • The question you will answer in this FACTivity is: How many birds do I notice in my schoolyard habitat? Materials:…

    FACTivity – Invasion of the Song Snatcher

  • The questions you will answer in this FACTivity are: How does the seismic data compare between different States? What is…

    Alternate FACTivity – All Over the Map

  • The questions you will answer in this FACTivity are: How do the number of earthquakes from the 1990s compare to…

    FACTivity – All Over the Map