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  • The cover for the 'Tale of Two Caves' article. The main image is a photo of a person standing in a small passageway of a cave.
    Caves are important natural features in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California. Past studies of some of these…

    A Tale of Two Caves: How Is Hurricane Crawl Cave Different From Crystal Cave?

  • PDF preview of Caves and Karst crossword.
    After reading the Caves and Karst edition of Natural Inquirer, test your knowledge with a crossword puzzle.

    Crossword – Caves and Karst

  • PDF preview of 'Tale of Two Caves' FACTivity.
    In this FACTivity, you will grow your own speleothem. At the end of this FACTivity, you answer the following question:…

    FACTivity – A Tale of Two Caves

  • 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 Illustrated Glossary Challenge from
    Pick four words from the glossary for “Logjams and Beaver Dams” to illustrate in the graphic organizer provided. Pretend that…

    Illustrated Glossary Challenge – Logjams and Beaver Dams

  • PDF preview of World's Forests Edition 3, Inquiry 2 article.
    Learn about the many benefits that different types of forests provide.

    Inquiry 2: What Benefits Do the World’s Forests Provide?

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    Scientists know little about the movement of litter and dead wood from forests to rivers in mountainous temperate ecosystems. Studying…

    Logjams and Beaver Dams: How Different Landforms Affect the Amount of Carbon in an Ecosystem

  • PDF cover preview of Mangrove Mania article featuring a photo of a mangrove forest at the shoreline. Half of the photo is taken below water and half is above.
    Mangrove forests include trees and shrubs found in the tropics that have large root structures and create barriers that help…

    Mangrove Mania: How Elevation Change and Sea-Level Rise Affect Mangrove Forests

  • Cover of the Mussel Mania article. The main image is a photo of a hand holding a mollusk shell on top of an area full of pebbles and other shells.
    Mussels are very sensitive to changes in the environment which makes them good indicators of the health of an aquatic…

    Mussel Mania: How Streamflow Affects Freshwater Mussels Over Long Time Periods

  • The cover of the Sediment-al Journey article. The main image is a photo of people enjoying water sports in Baltimore Harbor.
    Chemicals from auto emissions, industrial processes, and urban development are found in most urban areas. Two of the chemicals found…

    Sediment-al Journey: Measuring Metal Concentrations in Soil Beside Urban Waterways

  • Birds and a nest being displaced by deforestation
    The scientists in this study were asked to identify which areas of forest and rangeland in the United States might become more stressed in…

    Stress Test: The Condition and Possible Future of Forests and Rangelands in the United States

  • Birds and a nest being displaced by deforestation
    The scientists in this study were asked to identify which areas of forest and rangeland in the United States might become more stressed in…

    Stress Test: The Condition and Possible Future of Forests and Rangelands in the United States (Spanish)