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  • Climate change can change the breeding patterns of some animals. Breeding patterns refer to when and how animals reproduce, including…

    Amphibious Assault: How Climate Change May Affect Amphibian Breeding

  • 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

  • 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

  • Test your understanding after reading the Citizen Science edition of Natural Inquirer. Each image is taken from an article in…

    eyeChallenge – Citizen Science

  • After reading the Freshwater edition of Natural Inquirer, test your knowledge of the issue with this eyeChallenge. Explain what each…

    eyeChallenge – Freshwater

  • In this FACTivity, you will imagine what sugar maple trees in the northeastern United States might look like at four…

    FACTivity – Are You Red-dy to Change?

  • As you have learned in “Owl-ch!,” humans are endotherms who, like other mammals and birds, must maintain a constant internal…

    FACTivity – Owl-ch!

  • In this FACTivity, you will examine the rings on a cross-section of a tree trunk. Can you determine how old…

    FACTivity – Quaking in Their Roots

  • In this FACTivity, you will examine the rings on a cross-section of a tree trunk. Can you determine how old…

    FACTivity – Quaking in Their Roots (Spanish)

  • The question you will answer in this FACTivity is: How do air temperature patterns relate to a yearly natural event,…

    FACTivity – Timed Travel

  • In the Natural Inquirer Freshwater edition, you will learn many new things about Earth’s freshwater. As you read each article,…

    Freshwater – Vol. 18 No. 1

  • Investi-gator is a sister publication to Natural Inquirer serving students in grades 4 or higher. The Northern Research Station Investi-gator…

    Investi-gator (Northern Research Station) – Vol. 1 No. 1