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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)

Utah Microbes May Have Come From Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article reports that halophiles of the Great Salt Lake produce pigments that shield their DNA from sun damage and enzymes that allow them to embrace hypersaline environments. The majority of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

Salt of the Early Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This astrobiology news article analyzes the role salt played in the evolution of life on Earth. It explains why scientists have long assumed that life originated in the sea and describes the history ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Astrobiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), General Public, College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

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)

Martian Micromagnets part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

Extreme Animals part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online news article discusses the ability of tardigrades to withstand harsh conditions. The article covers the history, biology and significance of tardigrades, as well as the different types of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Hypersaline, High Pressure, Alkaline, Extremely Cold, Acidic, Extremely Hot
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

First cell - biophysicist David Deamer believes that protective cells predated the first DNA part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page contains a reprint of a 1995 Discover magazine article featuring David Deamer and his research on the origins of life. The article laces historical/biographical sketches in with the science ...
Subject: Biology: Chemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Astrobiology, Evolution, Evolution:Processes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: High School (9-12), General Public, Middle (6-8)

Nanobacterium part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Wikipedia article contains a brief overview of nanobacteria. It includes information about various claims regarding the existence and evidence that nanobacteria are a form of life. It also ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Astrobiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

Deep Life in the Slow, Slow Lane part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Science Magazine article provides an overview of microorganisms able to survive deep beneath the Earth's surface. These organisms live on and within rock, slowly eating away at the rock as a ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Benthic, Marine, Within Rock, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Astrobiology, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, General Public, Middle (6-8), College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Endoliths part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Encyclopedia of Astrobiology, Astronomy, and Space Flight article describes endoliths, organisms that live inside rocks. Key vocabulary within the article is hyperlinked to similar descriptive ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Extremely Hot
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

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