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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)

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)

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)

Extreme Bugs Found in Slag Dump part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This news article reports that scientists recently discovered microbial communities thriving in the slag dumps of the Lake Calumet region of southeast Chicago where the water can reach a pH of 12.8. ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Alkaline
Grade Level: High School (9-12), General Public, Middle (6-8)

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)

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)

Hot Colors- Windows into Hidden Worlds part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains an electronic field trip based on Yellowstone National Park's hot springs and the microorganisms living in them. The site includes a link for teachers providing an introduction, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution, Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

Some Like it Hot part of SERC Web Resource Collection

NASA Astrobiologist Jack Farmer is featured in this web article that focuses on microrganisms found in Yellowstone hot springs and ocean floor hydrothermal vents. Included within the article are ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

World Index of Molecular Visualization Resources part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a very inclusive site for 3-D viewing of biological molecules and their interactions. There are many links in this site for the modeling and visualizing of proteins and other biologically ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Molecular Biology, Evolution:Bioinformatics
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools, Scientific Resources:Collection, Pedagogic Resources:Collection, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Computer Applications
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Great Bugs of Fire: Protein from volcano-loving bug crystallized in space part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This webarticle features the Archaea, an ancient branch of life commonly found living in extreme environments such as volcanic vents and hotsprings, and attempts of researchers aboard the Life and ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Evolution, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8)

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