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  • 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

  • As the climate changes, the tree species living in a forest may also change. This change means that some trees…

    Cedar Waxing or Waning? The Potential to Save Yellow-Cedar Trees Using Adaptive Management

  • In this set of two FACTivities, you will first compare a cactus, a fern, and another plant you select to…

    FACTivity – Finding Ways to Soak Up the Rays

  • In this set of two FACTivities, you will first compare a cactus, a fern, and another plant you select to…

    FACTivity – Finding Ways to Soak Up the Rays (Spanish)

  • The question you will answer in this FACTivity is: What is the geographic distribution of a particular tree species?

    FACTivity – Moving on Up

  • The question students will answer in this FACTivity is: What is the geographic range of an animal? Materials (per student…

    FACTivity – There’s Snow Place Like Home (Investi-gator)

  • The question you will answer in this FACTivity is: How do air temperature patterns relate to a yearly natural event,…

    FACTivity – Timed Travel

  • The question you will answer in this FACTivity is: How might climate change affect species in my state? Materials: Access…

    FACTivity – Wild Ways

  • Sunlight is the source of energy for plants, which create food through photosynthesis. Photosynthesis occurs in the foliage, or the…

    Finding Ways to Soak Up the Rays: Lodgepole Pine Adaptation to Different Environmental Conditions

  • Sunlight is the source of energy for plants, which create food through photosynthesis. Photosynthesis occurs in the foliage, or the…

    Finding Ways to Soak Up the Rays: Lodgepole Pine Adaptation to Different Environmental Conditions (Spanish)

  • In this article, students will learn about how different planting elevations can affect Jeffrey and ponderosa pines’ survival, growth, and…

    Grow Where You’re Planted – Testing How New Planting Elevations Affect Jeffrey and Ponderosa Pines

  • 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