Resource Library

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!

  • Grade Level

  • Type

  • Topic

  • Duration

  • Reset
  • Investi-gator is a sister publication to Natural Inquirer, serving students in grades 4 or higher. In this Investi-gator edition, you…

    Animals and Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States Investi-gator (Rocky Mountain Research Station) – Vol. 3 No. 1

  • Frogs are a species of amphibian. In recent years, there has been a decline in the numbers of amphibians worldwide.…

    As the Frog Hops: What Routes Do Frogs Travel in Mountain Environments?

  • Mountain pine beetles are important to the Western United States. They have a very special life cycle that includes staying…

    Beetles Are Supercool! Understanding the Life Cycle of Mountain Pine Beetles

  • Mountain pine beetles are important to the Western United States. They have a very special life cycle that includes staying…

    Beetles Are Supercool! Understanding the Life Cycle of Mountain Pine Beetles (Spanish)

  • Animals play an important role in maintaining the health of our natural environment. It is important to know the status…

    Born To Be Wild: The Current Situation and Possible Future of Wildlife in the United States

  • Animals play an important role in maintaining the health of our natural environment. It is important to know the status…

    Born To Be Wild: The Current Situation and Possible Future of Wildlife in the United States (Spanish)

  • Many changes have occured in the Rio Grande since the 1940s that have created a river that is deeper and…

    By the Light of the Silvery Minnow: Can Young Minnows Be Taught About Their Natural Foods?

  • Test your knowledge on ecosystems, vegetation, and erosion.

    Crossword – Ecosystem Services

  • This FACTivity will represent the methods the scientists used to collect vegetation data in the study. The question students will…

    FACTivity – What Goes Around Comes Around

  • In the Western United States, spotted knapweed is one of the most widely found nonnative plants. Spotted knapweed was brought to the United…

    Goll-ly! Don’t Take a Knapweed! The Impact of Nonnative Plants and Animals on Deer Mice

  • Primary forests are usually rich in biodiversity. Biodiversity is the variety of life and life processes. When a natural ecosystem…

    Inquiry 2: Biodiversity and the World’s Forests

  • The scientists were interested in discovering whether the Pacific tree frog population might also be affected by the presence of nonnative trout, similar…

    Knocked Out By Trout: The Relationship Between Nonnative Trout and Pacific Tree Frogs