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Welcome to our website’s resource library, where we offer an extensive collection of free science materials tailored for K-12 students. Dive into a wealth of educational resources including articles, activities, lesson plans, learning modules, and much more. All materials are free to download!

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  • Leaves change color in the fall. Cooler temperatures in the fall cause the chlorophyll in leaves to break down. When…

    Are You Red-dy to Change? Learning What Things Affect Leaf Color Change

  • After reading the Investi-gator (Northern Research Station), test your knowledge with a crossword puzzle.

    Crossword – Investi-gator (Northern Research Station)

  • The scientists in this study wanted to figure out how forest management, climate change, and streamflow interact. First, the scientists…

    Flow Down! Can Managing Forests Help Maintain Water Supplies in the Face of Climate Change?

  • In the past, scientists had estimated how much rainfall is intercepted by trees growing in rural areas. The scientists in this study…

    Good to the Last Drip: How Trees Help to Reduce Pollution

  • This lesson plan has students analyze how an article fits into the broader theme of the journal, specifically the Ecosystem…

    Lesson Plan – Ecosystem Services

  • Natural Inquirer Readers for students in grades K-2 focus on a scientist and their research. In this Reader, students meet…

    Meet Dr. Roman!

  • Natural Inquirer Readers for students in grades K-2 focus on a scientist and their research. In this Reader, students meet…

    Meet Dr. Roman! – Spanish

  • In recent years, humans have been burning more and more fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are oil, natural gas, and coal.…

    No Littering O-Zone: How Rising Ozone Levels Affect Tree Growth

  • Black cohosh is a forest plant that is harvested for its medicinal use. Black cohosh is native to eastern deciduous…

    To Harvest or Not to Harvest: How Does Harvesting Impact Wild Plant Sustainability?

  • Most scientists think that evidence from different studies shows that our global climate is changing in many ways, such as…

    Where in the World Is Carbon Dioxide? The Potential Impact of Rising Levels of Carbon Dioxide on U.S. Forests

  • Most scientists think that evidence from different studies shows that our global climate is changing in many ways, such as…

    Where in the World Is Carbon Dioxide? The Potential Impact of Rising Levels of Carbon Dioxide on U.S. Forests (Spanish)

  • Test your science knowledge with a word search.

    Word Search – Good to the Last Drip