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Great Moments in Science: Lights of Life 1 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Great Moments in Science radio transcript discusses the history of bioluminescence. It covers the first scientists to study bioluminescence, organisms capable of making light, biochemistry of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology, :Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Audio, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf, Surface Waters, Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

Great Moments in Science: Light of Life 2 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Great Moments in Science radio transcript describes the three types of bioluminescence (bacterial, extracellular, and intracellular) and associated medical applications. The audio version of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations, Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Microbiology, Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Audio
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf, Surface Waters, Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Light at the Bottom of the Deep, Dark Ocean? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Ocean Explorer interactive, hands-on lesson plan (PDF) leads students on an exploration of deepwater adaptations by addressing the focus question: What types of adaptations enable deep-sea ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Evolution, Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Habitats:Water Column
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Glow: Living Lights part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 48-page Teacher's Guide accompanies the "Glow: Living Lights" exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum. In PDF format, the guide contains 12 lesson plans that explore ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Diversity, Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters, Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal, Deep Waters, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Informal, Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

Monsters of the Deep: Deep Sea Bioluminescence part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This award-winning Sea and Sky website uses creative graphics to explore deep sea bioluminescence. It defines the phenomenon of bioluminescence, explains the chemical reactions involved, describes ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Surface Waters
Grade Level: High School (9-12), General Public, Middle (6-8)

Marine Bioluminescence part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This classroom activity is part of the Smithsonian's Giant Squid Curriculum. It uses flashlights to teach students about luminescence, counterillumination, and photophores. In the scope of this ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Surface Waters
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5)

Bioluminescence: Living Light part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Geographic lesson plan explores bioluminescent creatures and the underwater world in which they live. Using shoeboxes and black paint, students are directed to build a deep-sea model ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Surface Waters
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5)

All that Glitters... part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Ocean Explorer lesson plan (PDF) explores the questions: What colors, if any, are visible down in the deep sea? What is bioluminescence? Students will learn about white light (visible light), ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Surface Waters
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5)

Ground-Truthing the Paleoclimate Record part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Oceanus article provides an overview of paleoclimate studies by discussing past and current methods for determining paleoclimate. It explains how the geological record has become an important ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Surface Waters
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

How Small Can Life Be part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Space Daily article presents information regarding nanobacteria. The article discusses what a nanobacterium is, the controversy over whether or not something so small can be living, and future ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Astrobiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

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