The Natural Inquirer is a middle school science education journal. Scientists report their research in journals, which enable scientists to share information with one another.
The Natural Inquirer was created so that scientists can share their research with middle school students. Each article tells you about scientific research conducted by scientists in the USDA Forest Service. First students will "meet the scientists" who conduct the research. Then students read special information about science, and then about the environment. Students will also read about a specific research project, written in a way that scientists write when publishing their research in journals.
Students become scientists when they do the Discovery FACTivity, learning vocabulary words that help in understanding articles. At the end of each section of Natural Inquirer articles, students will find a few questions to help think about the research.