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The Natural Inquirer

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Resource:The Natural Inquirer
Provider:The Natural Inquirer
Summary:Age Range: 4-18 (Grades PreK-12, with parental supervision). This website offers a FREE science education journal titled, “The Natural Inquirer,” in which scientists with the USDA Forest Service share their research with students of all ages.
Description:When you get to the site, you'll see a featured issue that you can click on and download the PDF. To see the issues by grade, scroll over "Order Products" in the top menu to choose from:
  • Middle & High School
  • Upper Elementary
  • PreK - 2nd Grade
You can then download the issue of choice.

Each issue of “The Natural Inquirer” for Middle & High School students introduces students to the scientists who conduct the environmental research and includes an article on a specific research project. Each issue also contains a “FACTivity” designed to help students learn scientific vocabulary words included in the articles. There are also discussion questions designed to help students think more about research. For the elementary grades, the issues are called Investi-gator and the PreK-2nd grade issues are called the National Inquirer Reader Series. Some issues are also offered in Spanish!

Be sure to check out the series of Scientist Cards and Posters - these cards are an excellent tool for teaching students about different types of science and scientists and can be printed and used offline. There are also accompanying lesson plans and supplemental resources under "For Educators" in the left side bar. And there are some games and activities and more under "For Kids" in the top menu.

This is a treasure trove of environmental learning resources! Bookmark this one, as you’ll need to visit many times to explore the vast content!
Contributed by:ClickSchooling ©Copyright 2019, All Rights Reserved, ClickSchooling
C A T E G O R I E S
Orientation:General
Subjects:Science
Teaching Methods:Online Interactive
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Ages:4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18
Grades:Pre-K,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
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