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  • Illustration of three kids in a woodchip plant watching a conveyor belt move woodchips.
    One of the historic uses of wood was for heating. In recent years, however, most heating in the United States…

    A Chip Off the Old Block: Using Wood Energy to Heat Schools

  • The National Inquirer cover for the Bioenergy issue.
    What is bioenergy? “Bio-” is related to living or once living things. Bioenergy is a source of energy that uses…

    Bioenergy – Vol. 9 No. 1

  • Illustration of a building site where a yellow tractor is dropping tree trunks into a wood chipper, that is then processing wood chips to a red truck.
    In the Western United States, many of the forests have too many small trees. These small trees increase the risk…

    Chip and Truck: Comparing the Cost of Using Trees to Heat Buildings

  • PDF preview of How Now Round Crown FACTivity.
    The questions you will answer with this activity are: Why are trees managed differently? What are some of the differences…

    FACTivity – How Now Round Crown

  • PDF Preview of the FACTivity for the Which Do You A-Door article
    The research question you will answer by doing this FACTivity is: “Does a baked potato or a 10 ounce bag…

    FACTivity – Which Do You A-Door

  • Illustration of two kids, standing back to back, both writing on notebooks. In the background are two other kids that are measuring the trunk width of two trees.
    Pine trees cover much of the Southeastern United States. When older pine trees are cut for making wood products, only…

    How Now Round Crown? Predicting the Energy Future of Tree Crowns

  • PDF preview of the outdoor factivty for the Which Do You A-Door
    In this FACTivity, you will answer the question: How does the energy use involved in the construction of three homemade…

    Outdoor FACTivity – Which Do You A-Door

  • Illustration of three kids in front of two doors. The kid standing in the middle is scratching their head with a question mark on top of them. The kid on the left points to the door on the right. The kid standing on the right is pondering.
    The Forest Products Laboratory, located in Madison, Wisconsin, is a place where scientists work to develop wood products for human…

    Which Do You A-Door? Comparing the Energy Needed to Make Wood and Steel Doors