Free upper elementary level science journals available from the U.S. Forest Service

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Science Investi-gator
Science Investi-gator

The Investi-gator is a science education journal written and produced by the U.S. Forest Service. This resource can help you teach both scientific content and process to your students. The Investi-gator is written to be used with upper elementary level students. The journal contains articles describing environmental and natural resource research conducted by Forest Service scientists and their research cooperators.     The Investi-gator integrates science with a number of disciplines, including language arts, geography, math, and social studies. Therefore, the Investi-gator can be used for team teaching or simply to reinforce the interdependent nature of learning and knowledge to your students. You can use the Investi-gator to introduce science as a process that integrates minds-on learning with hands-on learning. At the end of each article, an easy-to-do activity, called a FACTivity, is provided to highlight a topic or process concept from the article. A reference to appropriate Project Learning Tree (PLT) activities are also provided for those educators certified in PLT. The articles are aligned with National Science Education Standards.