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Microbial Communities part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This 1986 journal article reports that most microbial communities have escaped description. The introduction discusses the various reasons for this gap in knowledge, while individual sections cover ...
Ecology in a Jar part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This journal article discusses incorporation of the Winogradsky Column into high school science classrooms to demonstrate nutrient cycles and inter-relatedness of organisms in the environment. It ...
Sawdust, Spawn, and Shiitake part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This journal article introduces a high school exercise that deals with shiitake, a fungus that plays an important role in the forests of Asia as a decomposer of recently dead trees and in agriculture ...
The Thinking Series/ Inquiry and Learning: Realizing Science Standards in the Classroom part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Using national science standards, this 60-page book addresses the question "How does standards-based science instruction look and feel in the classroom?" (p. x) This book presents snapshots ...
Explore the World Using Protozoa part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book contains 28 hands-on investigations that use protozoa to model macroscopic ecological and biological processes--such as symbiosis, succession, and feeding strategies. Featuring activities ...
The Life of Sergei Winogradsky part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This journal article describes the life history of Sergei Winogradsky, the "Father of Soil Microbiology." It discusses the two phases of his scientific career and highlights his major ...
Down in the Dirt Wonders Beckon part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This news article reports the use of DNA extraction, amplification, cloning, and screening to uncover the unknown microorganisms of the soil and sea by targeting their genetic makeup. The discovery ...
Life Beneath the Surface part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Bioinformatics in the Biology Classroom part of SERC Web Resource Collection