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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)

Microscopy For Children: A Bibliography part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a bibliography of books, videotapes, CD-ROMs and websites on microscopy and related topics, for children, their teachers, and parents. Books include curriculum guides and supplemental ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Collection
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

The Astrobiology Curriculum part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a preview version of the Astrobiology Curriculum, an interdisciplinary year-long course for middle and high school students developed by TERC and NASA. Through a series of investigations ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Course Information:Goals/Syllabi, Activities:Lab Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Environmental Affects on Microbial Growth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This lab activity guides students in the development of background information on the environmental conditions for microbial growth, including that of the extremophiles, and relates this information ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Extremely Cold, Alkaline, Acidic
Grade Level: High School (9-12)

Superbug Survival is Basic part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This on-line news article investigates the question: Can microbial life thrive in the caustic conditions common to floor strippers and baking soda? It reports samples near a landfill in south Chicago ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Alkaline
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12)

The HaloEd Project part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The HaloEd Project is a web site dedicated to biotechnology education using Halobacteria, halophilic bacteria that live in the hypersaline environments of the world. The site lists why Halobacteria ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Principles, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Hypersaline
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

Eukaryotes in Extreme Environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article is a compilation of information about free-living eukaryotes in extreme environments. Written in summary form, it includes anaerobes, thermophiles, psychrophiles, acidophiles, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Extremely Hot, High Pressure, Alkaline, Acidic, Extremely Cold
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Ice Cube of Exotic Microbes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article describes a permafrost subglacial lake discovered beneath Antarctica. The lake offers scientists a chance to test their sterile drilling techniques before exploring elsewhere in search ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12)

Exotic-looking Microbes Turn Up In Ancient Antarctic Ice part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article describes newly discovered microbial organisms in the Antarctic ice sheet. The microbes were discovered in deep ice core samples from the Vostok Station about 1,000 km from the South ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Astrobiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Arsenic: Toxic to People, Vital for Some Microbes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This on-line newspaper article introduces arsenic-breathing bacteria. The article briefly describes the history and uses of arsenic and then explains how these microbes may be responsible for arsenic ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12)

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