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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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  • Examine the provided animal tracks. What similarities and differences do you see? Fill out the graphic organizer with your observations.

    Activity – Making Sense of Ungulate Tracks

  • 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

  • Hibernating bat populations across the Eastern United States have suffered declines since the 2000s. Little brown bat populations have declined…

    Cave Conundrum: Is White-Nose Syndrome Responsible for All Declining Bat Populations?

  • 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

  • Is the climate changing over time? You may have heard different opinions about climate change. In the past few years,…

    Climate Change – Vol. 14 No. 1

  • Investi-gator is a sister publication to Natural Inquirer serving students in grades 4 or higher. This Investi-gator edition focuses on…

    Climate Change Investi-gator (Pacific Northwest Research Station) – Vol. 1 No. 2

  • After reading the Caves and Karst Edition of Natural Inquirer, test your knowledge with an eyeChallenge. Examine each image taken…

    eyeChallenge – Caves and Karst

  • After reading “Logjams and Beaver Dams,” see how much you learned by trying out the eyeChallenge. Each image is taken…

    eyeChallenge – Logjams and Beaver Dams

  • Try this eyeChallenge when you finish reading “On the Fence.” Each of the following images represents something from the article.…

    eyeChallenge – On the Fence

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

    eyeChallenge – Woodsy Owl

  • In this FACTivity, you will build a physical representation, or a model, of a beaver dam. Some of the questions…

    FACTivity – Logjams and Beaver Dams

  • In this FACTivity, you will become a land manager for a national forest. You will need to decide on the…

    FACTivity – On the Fence