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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)

Project MICRO part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is home of Project MICRO(Microscopy In Curriculum - Research Outreach), a product of the Microscopy Society of America (MSA). Project MICRO puts MSA members, teaching materials, and ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Field Methods , Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Collection, Overview/Summary
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, Informal, General Public, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14)

New Signs of Polar Life part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article from Astrobiology Magazine focuses on the large colonies of micro-organisms that have been found living beneath rocks from extreme polar habitats. These photosynthetic micro-organisms ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold, High Radiation
Grade Level: Informal, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Fuligo septica, the Dog Vomit Slime Mold part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This informational website features the slime mold Fuligo septica, Tom Volk's Fungus of the Month for June 1999. It includes an audio pronunciation tool, educational information about slime molds, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

Humongous Fungus part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 1992 online news article reports a 37acre fungus that has been discovered at the Wisconsin-Michigan border. It is 1500 years old, weighs between 100 and 1000 tons, and is still spreading. The ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, Informal, High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

Fungi Help Reduce Transplant Failures at the Roots part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This news article reports that inoculating trees with mycorrhizal fungi prior to or at planting has revolutionized the reforestation of mined lands and similar projects. The fungi form a kind of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Restoration/Reclamation, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), General Public, College Lower (13-14), Informal

Growing Slime Mold part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a short activity for growing the slime mold Physarum polycephalum. It includes materials needed, a three-step procedure, and helpful tips. The site is part of the Turbulent Landscapes exhibit ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Culturing Methods
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity
Grade Level: Informal, Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5), Primary (K-2)

Introduction to the "Slime Molds" part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This educational page introduces the three main groups of slime molds: plasmodial slime molds, cellular slime molds, and Labyrinthulomycota. It offers a description of each and discusses their life ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, Informal, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14)

The Sciences: The Frontiers of Life part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 60-page special issue of The Sciences features articles written by leading researchers in the fields of astrobiology and evolution. Appropriately titled The Frontiers of Life, article topics ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Life on Mars, Biology:Evolution, Astrobiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, Informal, Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)

Martian Micromagnets part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

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