Education Life Without Water Collection
The Goldilocks Zone ( This site may be offline. ) : 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 relevant to the science curriculum.
Dry Up Baby, Anhydrobiosis (more info) : This lab activity offers students an exploration into the survival mechanisms of organisms inhabiting the extreme environmental conditions of the Polar Regions. Students will design experiments using Tardigrades and Rotifers to expand their knowledge and understanding of normal behavior followed by experiments to explore anhydrobiosis, an adaptation of psychrophiles. The resource, available in both HTML and PDF, includes a teacher preparation activity, teaching sequence, and reproducible student master sheets.
Other Life Without Water Collections
General Collection: News articles, web sites, and reference pages, providing information about the microbes that live in environments without water.
Advanced Collection: Contains content for professionals and advanced learners, this collection includes resources such as journal abstracts and articles, academic reviews, and bibliographies.
Life Without Water Main Page: This will take you back to the main Life Without Water page
View the complete collection of resources about microbial life in Environments Without Water.