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Life without Volcanic Heat part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a news article by NASA Astrobiology Institute featuring Deborah Kelly from the University of Washington. She talks about the navigational challenges of reaching this newly discovered ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Biofilms, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Pedagogic Resources:Research Results, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Anoxic, Extremely Hot, Alkaline
Grade Level: General Public

The Discovery of the Lost City Hydrothermal Field, 2000 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page (part of the Lost City Expedition Site) describes the serendipitous discovery of the Lost City Hydrothermal Field by. In 2000, Kelley, Karson, and Früh-Green participated on a cruise ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, Anoxic, Alkaline
Grade Level: Informal, General Public

Eukaryotes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page provides an overview of classification and evolution of eukaryotes. Topics include the defining characteristics of eukaryotic cells, the role of endosymbiosis in cellular evolution, and the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, Evolution:Processes, Biology:Microbiology, Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Evolution
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Bibliography, Overview/Summary, Pedagogic Resources
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

NASA Astrobiology Institute part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides information on NAI research, a library of publications, sections for teachers and students, and an Ask An Expert section. The student section features Astro-Venture, where students ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Collection, Pedagogic Resources
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, Informal, General Public, College Upper (15-16), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Primary (K-2)

Cyanobacteria and the Cryptobiotic Crust part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Cryptobiotic crusts are featured in this web page, with discussion on cryptobiotic communities, cyanobacteria, and other organisms that comprise this environment. The site provides numerous images of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Toxic Blooms: Understanding Red Tides part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online seminar reviews the topic of red tides in four sessions, which review the effect HABs have on public health, wildlife and the economy; describe common harmful algal species and their ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Benthic, Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Scientific Resources:Research Results
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16)

Are Viruses Alive? part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article discusses how viruses, somewhere between living and nonliving, are categorized in biology, and their role in evolution. For about 100 years, the scientific community has repeatedly ...

Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Education:Assessment, Biology:Molecular Biology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution:Principles, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), Informal, General Public

Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This richly illustrated book combines vivid images from the complementary major PBS television series with imaginative original artwork to tell the compelling story of the world of microbes and their ...

Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution, Molecular Biology, Diversity, Biogeochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Education
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Pedagogic Resources
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Informal, General Public

Bottle Biology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This activity book explores science and the environment through soda bottles and other recyclable materials. Sections include bottle basics, decomposition column, kimchee (fermentation), soil ...

Subject: Biology: Education, Biology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Pedagogic Resources, Activities:Project, Field Activity:Field laboratories
Grade Level: Informal, Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), General Public

Probing Biodiversity: Molecular Techniques Offer Powerful New Tools part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article introduces the molecular methods used to assess biological diversity. It begins by defining DNA and nucleotide sequencing. An illustration describes the application of molecular methods ...

Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Education:Assessment, Biology:Molecular Biology, Diversity
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Classroom Activity:Jigsaw
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Informal

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