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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 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

  • Kidzu Spreading - Tag Game.
    Use this modified game of tag to illustrate the spread of an invasive species that has no natural predators in…

    Activity – “Kid-zu” Spreading

  • Fire Scientist Coloring Book cover
    Learn about fire science with this more advanced coloring book with more intricate line drawings!

    Advanced Fire Scientist Coloring Book

  • And Then There Were Nun FACTivity sheet.
    In this FACTivity, you will use the findings from this study to draw a conclusion about the possible danger from…

    And Then There Were Nun FACTivity

  • Drawing of a child looking at nun moths.
    The nun moth is a major pest of conifers and an occasional pest of broadleaf trees in Europe and Asia.…

    And Then There Were Nun: Trees That Could Be Endangered by a Nun Moth Invasion

  • 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

  • Illustration of mushroom wearing a party hat.
    In the Western United States, shallow rocky soils and a dry climate often make it hard for new trees to…

    Are We Having Fungi Yet? Helping Young Trees Grow

  • PDF preview of the Spanish version of
    In the Western United States, shallow rocky soils and a dry climate often make it hard for new trees to…

    Are We Having Fungi Yet? Helping Young Trees Grow (Spanish)

  • PDF Preview of Investi-gator (Northern Research Station) article
    Leaves change color in the fall. Cooler temperatures in the fall cause the chlorophyll in leaves to break down. When…

    Are You Red-dy to Change? Learning What Things Affect Leaf Color Change

  • A graphic featuring four of the cards form the Artemis Moon Tree set
    To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 14 mission, NASA and the Forest Service teamed up to send out…

    Artemis Moon Tree Cards

  • The scientists in this study developed a process to help managers identify management priorities. As conditions change over time, the…

    At Your Service: Developing Models to Help Natural Resource Managers Make Better Decisions

  • Black and white image of leaf
    Many diseases affect the health of trees throughout the United States. One species affected in the eastern part of the…

    Attack of the Killer Anthracnose! Control of Dogwood Anthracnose