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Middle School Science and Engineering: Isolation, Observation, and Identification of Bacteria part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This learning module familiarizes students with the isolation, observation, and identification of bacteria and the removal of sediment from water. In addition, it is designed to promote the skills of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Culturing Methods, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), 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)

Building a Winogradsky Column Video Demonstration part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This five-minute Quick Time video demonstrates how to build a Winogradsky Column. The video is published by NASA Quest and can be used as a teaching supplement to classroom activities including the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

Tardigrade Species Distribution Project: Lesson Plan part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online lesson plan was designed for students taking part in the active research project to document the distribution of a new species of tardigrade, a microscopic invertebrate animal. The ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Culturing Methods
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Activities:Project
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

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)

All Creatures Microscopically Small part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This lesson is part of the New York Times Learning Network, a service in which lesson plans are created to accompany newspaper articles. In this lesson, students investigate the physical and ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Biology, :Microbiology
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Writing Assignment
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

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