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Black Smokers part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This brief web article features black smokers and discusses the history of their discovery, the geologic processes creating black smokers, and the various life forms inhabiting this extreme ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Hydrology, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geophysics, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Primary (K-2), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

Digging Up the Dirt on Soil Microbes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This hands-on exercise introduces students, grades K-8, to the idea of soil as a habitat for many different organisms, links between the biological adaptation of an organism and the physical demands ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Field Methods , Biology:Microbiology, Biology, Evolution
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Field Activity:Importation of field observations into the classroom
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)

There Are Algae in Your House! part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This lesson plan provides an activity in which students can learn about how algae is used in the food they eat. The lesson plan includes background information as well as instructions for in-class ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters, Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5), Primary (K-2), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), General Public

Sea Vent Viewer part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site serves as an educational overview of National Science Foundation (NSF) earth and environmental science research focusing on hydrothermal vent systems. It features an interactive viewer ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Benthic, Biology:Diversity, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), Primary (K-2), High School (9-12), General Public, Intermediate (3-5), College Lower (13-14), Informal, College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional

Marine Organisms for Aquaria and Their Required Maintenance part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website offers information about ordering and taking care of marine organisms for a 10-gallon aquarium, an economical way for students to observe a mini-intertidal ecosystem of invertebrate life ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Lab Activity
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)

Photo Gallery part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS Canyonlands Research Station web page contains a gallery of biological soil crust images and figures. All images are downloadable and royalty-free. In addition, the site provides links to ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, Informal, General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

Inside a squid flashlight part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The EurekAlert news article for kids features a brief summary of the Hawaiian bobtail squid. This animal has a built-in flashlight on its underside, which is beamed downward by stacks of silvery ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Surface Waters, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf
Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), Primary (K-2)

Guide to Identification of Fresh Water Microorganisms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This seven-page guide can be used to identify freshwater microorganisms. Categories include microscopic autotrophic organisms (i.e. algae), heterotrophic protozoa, other freshwater plankton ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Biology, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Tools, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5), Primary (K-2)

Water Bear part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Geographic Kids site features a "far out" fact about tardigrades, or water bears, along with a comical illustration.
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Biology, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous
Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5), Primary (K-2)