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Results from the Winogradsky Column Study part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page features research results from a student project involving Winogradsky Columns constructed using sandy sediment and water collected from an estuary in Massachusetts. The page includes ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biofilms
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

New Jersey Tardigrade Survey part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This image-rich web page represents highlights from the New Jersey Tardigrade Survey conducted by Michael Shaw, under the guidance of William Miller. A map of New Jersey site locations is followed by ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

Animals Between the Sand Grains - Meiofauna part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this lab activity, students will observe the minute animals that live between sand grains. The activity includes a list of materials, procedures, and discussion question. It is supplemented with ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Diversity
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

The Lives of Micro-organisms: A MicroNaturalist's Handbook part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site highlights a new series of photo essays featuring observations you can make with a good compound microscope, a sense of the mysteries of life waiting to be discovered, some patience, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Biology, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

Bring Um Back Alive: Techniques for Finding and Studying Living Microorganisms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This image-rich BioMedia article features tips from a micro-naturalist about finding and studying microorganisms. Topics include sampling micro-life communities, care of collected samples, more ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Diversity, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Microscopy, Culturing Methods, Biology, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

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)

Archaea part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page is part of the Tree of Life Web Project and is a jumping-off point for information about archaea. There are links to Tree of Life pages with more detailed information on two of the three ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Microbiology, Evolution, Diversity
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Bibliography, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), General Public, Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

The Search for LUCA - Last Universal Common Ancestor part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page contains a popular press article about LUCA, the last universal common ancestor. The majority of the article focuses on the relatively recent eukaryotic LUCA hypothesis, covering the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Biology, Microbiology, Evolution:Processes, Biology:Diversity, Evolution, Evolution:Patterns
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: High School (9-12), General Public, Middle (6-8)

Sea Vent Viewer part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site serves as an educational overview of National Science Foundation (NSF) earth and environmental science research focusing on hydrothermal vent systems. It features an interactive viewer ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Benthic, Biology:Diversity, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), Primary (K-2), High School (9-12), General Public, Intermediate (3-5), College Lower (13-14), Informal, College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional

Squid Lab part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online handbook features a downloadable PDF of pre-and post-visit activities for the Squid Lab, a traveling outreach program hosted by the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The hands-on activities ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Biology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters, Deep Waters, Coastal and Estuarine, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

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