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Middle School Science and Engineering: Isolation, Observation, and Identification of Bacteria part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This learning module familiarizes students with the isolation, observation, and identification of bacteria and the removal of sediment from water. In addition, it is designed to promote the skills of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Culturing Methods, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

The Astrobiology Curriculum part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a preview version of the Astrobiology Curriculum, an interdisciplinary year-long course for middle and high school students developed by TERC and NASA. Through a series of investigations ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Course Information:Goals/Syllabi, Activities:Lab Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Environmental Affects on Microbial Growth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This lab activity guides students in the development of background information on the environmental conditions for microbial growth, including that of the extremophiles, and relates this information ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Extremely Cold, Alkaline, Acidic
Grade Level: High School (9-12)

The HaloEd Project part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The HaloEd Project is a web site dedicated to biotechnology education using Halobacteria, halophilic bacteria that live in the hypersaline environments of the world. The site lists why Halobacteria ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Principles, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Hypersaline
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

Hands-on Experiments To Test for Acid Mine Drainage part of SERC Web Resource Collection

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 introduce litmus paper, pH ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Acid/Base Reactions, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology, :Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Activities:Field Activity:Field laboratories, Field trip , Activities:Lab Activity, Field Activity:Importation of field observations into the classroom
Extreme Environments: Acidic, Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

The Mysterious Life of Caves part of SERC Web Resource Collection

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 formation; introduces new theories ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Metabolism, Biofilms, Biology:Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Evolution:Patterns
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Hypersaline, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Altered by Humans, Extremely Hot, High Pressure, Acidic, Alkaline, Extremely Cold
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

Chain Reaction: Solar System part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Lab Activity
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

Who Can Live Here? Life in Extreme Environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Astrobiology in the Classroom leads students in the exploration of the limits of life on Earth to extend their beliefs about life to include its possibility on other worlds. In this four-part ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Principles, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Life in Extreme Environments: Who is on Top in the Food Chain and How Much do They Eat? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This lab activity encourages students to design experiments in order to gain some understanding of the feeding rates of Rotifers and/or Tardigrades. Students will use organisms collected locally or ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Principles, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Algae Experiments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This two-part lesson offers students the opportunity to view two types of algae (freshwater and Great Salt Lake species) and assess the survival of each when placed in altered habitats. Students will ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)

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