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Weekly Science Challenge: Yeast rising

What makes this well-known fungus grow the most? We’ll show you how to experiment with it and then use your results to bake delicious bread!

Sierra Nevada Ecosystems Lesson Packet

Sierra Nevada Ecosystems Lesson Packet

Learn about the ecosystems of the Sierra Nevada, which makes up the top portion of the watershed serving much of California, and contains up to 50% of the vascular plants in the state.

Global Circulation Lesson Packet

Global Circulation Lesson Packet

Learn about the Earth’s wind and ocean current patterns, and how these factors help keep the planet cool. This complete lesson packet comes with a video, readings, a worksheet, and a suggested research project.

Weekly Science Challenge: The Disappearing Log

Weekly Science Challenge: The Disappearing Log

Investigate what critter or natural process got to the fallen log in this science mystery challenge. Use a suspect guide and your detective skills to help solve the case of the disappearing log.

Behavioral Ecology: Bird Behavior Lesson Packet

Behavioral Ecology: Bird Behavior Lesson Packet

Behavioral ecology is the study of why and how animals control their behavior. To learn more about this, we’ll look at some of the fascinating behavioral adaptations of birds.