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  • Cover of the Beam Me Down, Scotty article featuring an illustration of a satellite orbiting Earth
    In this study, the scientists wanted to test a method of calculating the amount of carbon stored by plants across…

    Beam Me Down, Scotty: The Use of Airborne and Satellite Technology to Measure Carbon in Hawaiian Forests

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    In 1964, Congress passed a law that established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS). This law identified areas of Federal…

    Can You Hear Me Now? Using the Telephone to Discover People’s Opinions About Wilderness

  • The pdf cover of the 'Don't Judge a Soil' article which features a photo of vegetation burning.
    When a wildfire burns across a forest, logs and stumps on the ground may completely burn up. When this happens…

    Don’t Judge a Soil by Its Color: Exploring Forest Soil Following a Wildfire

  • Cover for Don't Litter the Stream. It's a photo of a stream in a very green wooded area.
    From 1920 to 1950, a tree species called albizia (Falcataria moluccana) was brought to Hawai‘i from islands located north and…

    Don’t Litter the Stream: An Invasive Tree Species and a Hawaiian Stream Food Web

  • PDF preview of FACELook FACTivity
    In this FACTivity, you will assess and compare two trees. The questions you will answer are: 1) What is the estimated…

    FACTivity – FACELook

  • PDF Preview of FACTivity for Time Out Survey
    In this FACTivity, you will act as social scientists and conduct a survey with other students in your class to…

    FACTivity – Time Out: Survey

  • PDF preview of the Timed Travel FACTivity.
    The question you will answer in this FACTivity is: How do air temperature patterns relate to a yearly natural event,…

    FACTivity – Timed Travel

  • PDF Preview of What Goes Around Comes Around FACTivity
    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

  • PDF Preview of the Glossary Challenge for Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
    At the end of the “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants” article, there is a glossary of terms that were…

    Glossary Challenge – Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

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    Tropical forests are sometimes cut down so that humans can use the trees for wood and other products. Then, the cleared land is made into…

    It’s a Gas! The Exchange of Gases Between the Soil and the Atmosphere

  • illustration of two hikers with backpacks pointing at bird in the distance
    Almost everyone in the United States enjoys outdoor recreation, which is an activity that is done outside for fun and…

    It’s a Jungle Gym Out There! An Introduction to Outdoor Recreation

  • PDF preview of Spanish version of
    Almost everyone in the United States enjoys outdoor recreation, which is an activity that is done outside for fun and…

    It’s a Jungle Gym Out There! An Introduction to Outdoor Recreation (Spanish)