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  • PDF preview of the alternate FACTivity from
    In this FACTivity, you will adopt a tree in your schoolyard and keep a tree journal to record your observations.

    Alternate FACTivity – I’ve Got You Covered

  • PDF preview of the alternate FACTivity for the Under Where? article
    The purpose of this FACTivity is to demonstrate how house plants use water and compare this process with an outdoor…

    Alternate FACTivity – Under Where?

  • 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

  • Cover of the
    Bristlecone pines have an interesting relationship with fire. When a fire occurs, it may open a once-closed area to sunlight.…

    Can We Grow Now? Helping Bristlecone Pine Trees To Take Root and Grow

  • Cover for the 'Cedar Waxing or Waning' article. The main image is a photograph of a heavily wooded forest.
    As the climate changes, the tree species living in a forest may also change. This change means that some trees…

    Cedar Waxing or Waning? The Potential to Save Yellow-Cedar Trees Using Adaptive Management

  • Front cover of the Investi-gator Science Journal
    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

  • PDF preview for the Woolly Bully Crossword
    Test your knowledge on water, invasive species, and ecology.

    Crossword – Woolly Bully

  • The pdf cover of the 'Don't Judge a Soil' article which features a photo of vegetation burning.
    When a wildfire burns across a forest, logs and stumps on the ground may completely burn up. When this happens…

    Don’t Judge a Soil by Its Color: Exploring Forest Soil Following a Wildfire

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

    eyeChallenge – On the Fence