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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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  • PDF preview of A Flame Changer article.
    Open forest ecosystems, like those of longleaf pine or loblolly pine, are managed with regular fires to support native plants…

    A Flame Changer – How Fire Diversity Affects Bee and Butterfly Populations

  • A Flame Changer monograph cover
    The second monograph in Natural Inquirer’s Pollinators series, this monograph explores the connection between fire and native insect pollinators. In…

    A Flame Changer – Vol. 1 No. 25

  • 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

  • Photo of a insect on top of foliage with the title underneath that reads 'what happens to arthropods following a wildland fire?'.
    Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) once could be found from southeastern Virginia to eastern Texas. Longleaf pines are not usually killed…

    aPods Rule! What Happens to Arthropods Following a Wildland Fire?

  • A black and white illustration of a group of fish reading a sign at the bottom of a lake that reads
    Cutthroat trout are a type of salmon. The scientists in this study wanted to find out if cutthroat trout behave…

    Big Fish in a Small Pool: Habitat Preferences of Cutthroat Trout

  • PDF preview of Spanish version of
    Cutthroat trout are a type of salmon. The scientists in this study wanted to find out if cutthroat trout behave…

    Big Fish in a Small Pool: Habitat Preferences of Cutthroat Trout (Spanish)

  • illustration of children looking at a bird
    Animals play an important role in maintaining the health of our natural environment. It is important to know the status…

    Born To Be Wild: The Current Situation and Possible Future of Wildlife in the United States

  • illustration of children looking at a bird
    Animals play an important role in maintaining the health of our natural environment. It is important to know the status…

    Born To Be Wild: The Current Situation and Possible Future of Wildlife in the United States (Spanish)

  • PDF preview of the Busy Bee Word Challenge
    Help Busy Bee complete each statement by filling in the blanks for missing words. Use what you’ve learned about watersheds,…

    Busy Bee Word Challenge – Full Throttle Model

  • PDF preview of the By the Light of the Silvery Minnow article.
    Many changes have occured in the Rio Grande since the 1940s that have created a river that is deeper and…

    By the Light of the Silvery Minnow: Can Young Minnows Be Taught About Their Natural Foods?

  • The cover for the Natural Inquirer Caves and Karst journal. The main image is a photo of a cave with an opening high above the land below with a view of a green valley.
    The Caves and Karst edition of Natural Inquirer examines research on a variety of topics including white-nose syndrome in bats,…

    Caves and Karst Natural Inquirer – Vol. 20 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