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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)

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)

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)

Tree of Life: Tardigrada part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Tree of Life web page features scientific information about Tardigrades, also known as water bears. The page includes the following Tardigrade resources: a diagram showing the external features ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

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)

Digging Up the Dirt on Soil Microbes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This hands-on exercise introduces students, grades K-8, to the idea of soil as a habitat for many different organisms, links between the biological adaptation of an organism and the physical demands ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Field Methods , Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Evolution
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Field Activity:Importation of field observations into the classroom
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)

Activity 1: Evolution and Antibiotic Resistance part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page contains three student activities for learning about evolution of antibiotic resistance. The first activity involves two videos (freely available on the website), follow-up questions, and ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Evolution, Biology, :Microbiology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Biology:Evolution, Evolution:Processes, Principles
Resource Type: Assessments:Oral Presentation, Course Information, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Assessments, Course Information:Goals/Syllabi, Audio/Visual, Activities, :Classroom Activity, Project, Writing Assignment, Field Activity
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

Natural selection and evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a guide for a 3-day laboratory demonstration of evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria. The document includes an introduction to the concept of acquired drug resistance, materials and ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Methods of Microbiology :Culturing Methods, Biology, :Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Evolution, Evolution:Principles, Processes
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Activities, :Classroom Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8)

It Takes Teamwork: How Endosymbiosis Changed Life on Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page is the beginning of a six-page tutorial on endosymbiosis and the evolution of eukaryotic organelles. Topics covered include definitions of symbiotic relationships, differences between ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Processes, Biology:Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biology, :Evolution:Principles, Biology:Evolution, Ecology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Commensalism, Parasitism
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Audio/Visual, Computer Applications, Activities, :Classroom Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

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