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Harmful Algal Blooms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains lesson plans and activities to teach students about harmful algal blooms (HABs). The lesson is developed for grades 9-12, but may be adapted to middle school or undergraduate ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

Hot Colors- Windows into Hidden Worlds part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains an electronic field trip based on Yellowstone National Park's hot springs and the microorganisms living in them. The site includes a link for teachers providing an introduction, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution, Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

Investigating the Ocean Algal Blooms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NOAA computer-based activity is designed to teach students in grades 9-12 how satellite imagery and remote sensing can be used to monitor harmful algal blooms (HABs). This lesson teaches ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Lab Activity
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

It Takes Teamwork: How Endosymbiosis Changed Life on Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page is the beginning of a six-page tutorial on endosymbiosis and the evolution of eukaryotic organelles. Topics covered include definitions of symbiotic relationships, differences between ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Processes, Biology:Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biology, :Evolution:Principles, Biology:Evolution, Ecology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Commensalism, Parasitism
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Audio/Visual, Computer Applications, Activities, :Classroom Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Human Impacts on Catchments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website offers an explanation of red tide and other harmful algal blooms (HABs). It briefly explains what algal blooms are and what causes them. Designed for educatiors, the site also provides ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Computer Applications, Activities:Lab Activity
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine, Surface Waters
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

We're in Hot Water Now: Hydrothermal Vents part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this National Geographic lesson, students will use National Geographic's Yellowstone internet module to learn about the processes that drive geysers. The activity involves learning about ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Marine, Biology:Diversity, Evolution, Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Benthic
Resource Type: Computer Applications, Activities:Lab Activity, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Classroom Activity
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

Ocean AdVENTure part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Think Quest educational website provides students with a web quest exploring deep ocean hydrothermal vents. Students will be guided through an ocean adventure in which they can learn about how ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Benthic, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Classroom Activity, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:Socratic Questioning, Activities:Lab Activity
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

In Full Bloom part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website offers a brief overview of Red Tide and the toxic algae responsible for it. Several words and phrases within the summary are hyperlinked to more detailed explanations on remote sites. A ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Lab Activity, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters, Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

Black Smokers: Life Forms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This educational web site features life forms of deep sea hydrothermal systems. Hosted by the American Museum of Natural History, this site offers a brief introduction of the community and then ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Principles, Metabolism, Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Diversity, Ecology:Habitats:Benthic
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Animations/Video, Activities:Classroom Activity
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

Clam Review part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Cornell University website features a virtual clam dissection. Four high-resolution images � intact clam, inner surface of valve, overview of clam with left valve removed, and overview of clam ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Lab Activity
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)