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Welcome to our website’s resource library, where we offer an extensive collection of free science materials tailored for K-12 students. Dive into a wealth of educational resources including articles, activities, lesson plans, learning modules, and much more. All materials are free to download!

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  • Illustration of children taking notes in a field
    Although scientists know that many weeks of low rainfall increase the chances of wildfires, they do not know which daily…
  • Illustration of children taking notes in a field
    Although scientists know that many weeks of low rainfall increase the chances of wildfires, they do not know which daily…
  • PDF preview of 'Where There's Smoke' FACTivity.
    Results from “Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire” showed that specific climate conditions were linked to very large wildland fires. The…

    FACTivity – Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

  • PDF preview of Fire and Water article cover. The background photo is the tops of a small group of trees.
    Successfully predicting where and when wildfires might occur is important. This prediction is important because of possible environmental and economic…

    Fire and Water: Predicting Future Wildfires in a Changing Climate

  • Natural Inquirer Fire Collector Cards
    Meet fire ecologists, fire prevention specialists, fuels technicians, air support personnel, fire fighters, & more in the 24-card Fire Careers…

    Forest Service Fire Career Cards

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    The scientists in this study were interested in three common periodic changes in sea surface temperatures, called oscillations. In particular,…

    It’s a Small World: How Oceans and Climates Can Affect Wildland Fires Thousands of Miles Away

  • Desert with mountain range in the background
    Below you will find a compilation of all of the climate change resources we have to offer. Listed by grade…

    Learning Module – Climate Change

  • PDF Preview of the cover of Meet Dr. Goodrick showing Dr. Goodrick in front of an informational display
    Natural Inquirer Readers for students in grades K-2 focus on a scientist and their research. In this Reader, readers meet…

    Meet Dr. Goodrick!

  • Dr. Goodrick points to a machine.
    Natural Inquirer Readers for students in grades K-2 focus on a scientist and their research. In this Reader, readers meet Dr.…

    Meet Dr. Goodrick!

  • PDF preview of Meet Dr. Goodrick cover
    Natural Inquirer Readers for students in grades K-2 focus on a scientist and their research. In this Reader, readers meet…

    Meet Dr. Goodrick! – Spanish

  • PDF preview for the Spanish version of Meet Dr. Goodrick
    Natural Inquirer Readers for students in grades K-2 focus on a scientist and their research. In this Reader, readers meet Dr.…

    Meet Dr. Goodrick! – Spanish

  • Cover for the Natural Inquirer 'Where's There's Smoke' monograph. The cover consists of a photograph of a wildfire, and another circular photo of firefighters wearing their gear standing in front of a large raging fire.
    Scientists explore if and how climate and weather are connected to very large wildland fires to help predict and prepare…

    Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire (Time Warp Monograph Series) – Vol. 1 No. 14