Learn about the mountain pine bark beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) and its impacts on forest health in North America.
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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!
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.
Learn how to look at soil content using the Munsell color system and a sediment jar to investigate what the soil is made up of.
Learn how to use Headwaters’ research methods to create your own science journal and then put it to the test in this 7-day science project.
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.
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 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.
Learn about weather, climate, and the rising surface temperature of the Earth in this complete science lesson packet.
Learn how to observe insect populations by creating your own insect pitfall trap.