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  • In “Batter Up,” learn about how engineers designed a test to determine baseball bat breakage rates for different types of…

    Batter Up: Investigating What Type of Wood Makes the Best Baseball Bat

  • Put your feet up in the dugout and flip through “Batter Up!,” the final edition in the Time Warp Series.…

    Batter Up! (Time Warp Monograph Series) – Vol. 1 No. 17

  • 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

  • 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

  • In this FACTivity, your class will consider the tradeoffs discussed in “Which Wood You Choose?” and work toward a solution.…

    FACTivity – Which Wood You Choose?

  • 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

  • Learn about the many benefits that different types of forests provide.

    Inquiry 2: What Benefits Do the World’s Forests Provide?

  • A guided reading lesson plan that walks students through each section of the journal. It includes graphic organizers and activities…

    Lesson Plan – World’s Forests 3

  • In 1908, the Forest Service established a system of experiment forests and ranges (EFRs) to be set aside for environmental…

    Spotlight – Black Hills Experimental Forest

  • Learn more about the research engineers completed in 1951 about the best wood to use for baseball bats so they…

    Spotlight – Time Warp for Batter Up!

  • The Woodsy Owl edition examines research on a variety of topics including how climate change affects owls in the Southwest,…

    The Woodsy Owl Edition – Vol. 1 No. 22

  • In many places where martens live, trees are harvested for wood products, leaving martens with an environment very different from…

    There Goes the Neighborhood: The Disruption of American Marten Habitat