Acidophile Collection - For Educators
Sulfur usually forms bipyramidal or rhomboidal crystals, and here they are fused to form a filament. The filaments can be quite long and are often the physical or metabolic substrate for various bacteria. Image taken by Kathy Sheehan and David Patterson; provided courtesy of the microscope website.
- Hands-on Experiments To Test for Acid Mine Drainage (more info) . This is an on-line prototype for a book aimed at teaching kids the effects of acid mine drainage on our environment through experimentation and observation. Experiments ...(more info)
- Survival of the Fittest Microbes: Examining the Conditions of One River and the Microbes that Thrive There (more info) . In this lesson, created for grades 6 - 12, students learn about the harsh conditions of Spain's Rio Tinto River and research the microbes that nonetheless manage to thrive...(more info)
- The Goldilocks Zone . This is an article from "Teachable Moments in the News," a newsletter that takes recent Earth and space science related news stories and places them in a context...(more info)
- The Mysterious Life of Caves (more info) .This is a companion website to a NOVA television series investigating strange life-forms found in toxic caverns. The program reviews the traditional theory of cave...(more info)
Other Acidophile Collections
General Collection: Resources such as news articles, web sites, and reference pages provide a comprehensive array of information about acidophiles.
Advanced Collection: Compiled for professionals and advanced learners, this collection includes resources such as journal articles, academic reviews, and surveys.
For additional resources about Acidophiles, search the Microbial Life collection.