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A New Form of Life part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This news article introduces the discovery of a new extreme-loving microorganism, Spirochaeta americana, in California's exotic Mono Lake. It compares the geology of Mono Lake to the Gusev Crater on ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Audio
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Alkaline
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Building a Winogradsky Column Video Demonstration part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This five-minute Quick Time video demonstrates how to build a Winogradsky Column. The video is published by NASA Quest and can be used as a teaching supplement to classroom activities including the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

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)

Secrets of a Salty Survivor part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Science at NASA article reports the ability of the halophilic bacteria Halobacterium to survive lethal doses of radiation, extreme dryness, and the vacuum of space. Potential applications for ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Molecular Biology, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Audio, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Hypersaline
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8)

Halophiles in Space part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This two-minute video interview with SETI researcher Rocco Mancinelli describes his interest in halophiles and their adaptive abilities to withstand extreme environments, including the vacuum and ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Astrobiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

Voices: Rocco Mancinelli part of SERC Web Resource Collection

SETI scientist Rocco Mancinelli is featured in this interview about halophiles and their role in the search for extraterrestrial life. Mancinelli speaks to a young audience, recalling how he became ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: High School (9-12), General Public, Middle (6-8)

Winogradsky Columns part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is an exercise about Winogradsky Columns with emphasis placed on the formation and properties of microbial biofilms. It includes background reference material, a field/lab exercise, and several ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biofilms, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Principles, Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Field Activity:Field laboratories, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Lab Activity
Extreme Environments: Anoxic
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

Biological Soil Crusts part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS Canyonlands Research Station site features a series of web pages focusing on biological soil crusts. Biological soil crusts are the community of organisms living at the surface of desert ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Collection, Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

Microbial Mat Education Page part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NASA educational page features Earth's Earliest Ecosystems in the Classroom: a web site dedicated to the use of microbial mats to illustrate and demonstrate general principles of scientific ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Astrobiology, Ecology:Biofilms
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Bibliography, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Animations/Video, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

Stromatolite Explorer: Investigation of a Microbial Mat Community part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This animated video takes students on a journey through a microbial mat. The assigned mission is to probe a microbial mat by following an imaginary 0.10 mm stromatolite explorer as it descends ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

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