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  • PDF preview of the alternate FACTivity for
    The questions you will answer in this FACTivity are: What similarities and differences do you notice between bird songs? How…

    Alternate FACTivity – Invasion of the Song Catcher

  • Cover of the Animals and Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States Investi-gator journal cover. The background photo is a desert landscape. There are three circular photos showcasing a different animal, a frog, a bird and a mammal.
    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

  • The cover for Citizen Science Journal. The main image is a collage of photos of two different group of students. The top image the group are in a forest and all looking through binoculars, and the bottom image the group is wearing green shirts.
    People across the world are helping scientists collect data to answer important research questions. Learn how citizens are getting involved…

    Citizen Science – Vol. 19 No. 1

  • PDF preview of one coloring page from Meet Dr. Hoagland featuring a simple line drawing of a Mexican spotted owl.
    Color your own Mexican spotted owls!

    Coloring Pages – Meet Dr. Hoagland!

  • Front cover of Cream of the Crop, featuring a background image of rows of crops and an inset image of a yellow flower.
    The “Cream of the Crop” monograph is the first in the Forest & Agriculture series. The research in this monograph…

    Cream of the Crop – Vol. 1 No. 20

  • Front cover of Cream of the Crop, featuring a background image of rows of crops and an inset image of a yellow flower.
    The research in this monograph looks at the use of prairie strips, which are strips of native prairie plants that…

    Cream of the Crop: Assessing the Environmental Benefits of Prairie Strips

  • PDF Preview of Create-A-Phrase Challenge for Knock on Wood
    After reading “Knock on Wood,” try this create-a-phrase challenge. Draw a line from a word in the left column to…

    Create-A-Phrase Challenge – Knock on Wood

  • PDF preview of the Citizen Science eyeChallenge
    Test your understanding after reading the Citizen Science edition of Natural Inquirer. Each image is taken from an article in…

    eyeChallenge – Citizen Science

  • PDF preview of Woodsy Owl eyeChallenge.
    After reading the Woodsy Owl edition of Natural Inquirer, test what you learned with an eyeChallenge. Look at each of…

    eyeChallenge – Woodsy Owl

  • PDF preview of 'Invasion of the Song Snatcher' FACTivity.
    The question you will answer in this FACTivity is: How many birds do I notice in my schoolyard habitat? Materials:…

    FACTivity – Invasion of the Song Snatcher

  • PDF preview of the first page of the 'Pecking Order' FACTivity.
    In this FACTivity, you will research black-backed woodpeckers and learn about what they eat and where they prefer to build…

    FACTivity – Pecking Order

  • PDF preview of Please Join Us for Dinner FACTivity.
    In this FACTivity, you will answer the question: What kinds of physical characteristics might different birds have to help them…

    FACTivity – Please Join Us for Dinner