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Hands-on Experiments To Test for Acid Mine Drainage part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is an on-line prototype for a book aimed at teaching kids the effects of acid mine drainage on our environment through experimentation and observation. Experiments introduce litmus paper, pH ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Acid/Base Reactions, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology, :Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Activities:Field Activity:Field laboratories, Field trip , Activities:Lab Activity, Field Activity:Importation of field observations into the classroom
Extreme Environments: Acidic, Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

Building a Winogradsky Column Video Demonstration part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This five-minute Quick Time video demonstrates how to build a Winogradsky Column. The video is published by NASA Quest and can be used as a teaching supplement to classroom activities including the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

The Mysterious Life of Caves part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a companion website to a NOVA television series investigating strange life-forms found in toxic caverns. The program reviews the traditional theory of cave formation; introduces new theories ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Metabolism, Biofilms, Biology:Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Evolution:Patterns
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Hypersaline, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Altered by Humans, Extremely Hot, High Pressure, Acidic, Alkaline, Extremely Cold
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

Utah Microbes May Have Come From Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article reports that halophiles of the Great Salt Lake produce pigments that shield their DNA from sun damage and enzymes that allow them to embrace hypersaline environments. The majority of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

Algae Experiments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This two-part lesson offers students the opportunity to view two types of algae (freshwater and Great Salt Lake species) and assess the survival of each when placed in altered habitats. Students will ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)

Building a Winogradsky Column: An Educator Guide with Activities in Astrobiology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 27-page educator guide is a NASA Quest resource about Microbial Ecology and related Astrobiology activities. Students will construct a Winogradsky Column to observe the growth of microbes in a ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Metabolism, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Activities:Field Activity:Importation of field observations into the classroom, Field laboratories, Field trip , Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Extreme Environments: Anoxic
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

Winogradsky Columns part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is an exercise about Winogradsky Columns with emphasis placed on the formation and properties of microbial biofilms. It includes background reference material, a field/lab exercise, and several ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biofilms, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Principles, Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Field Activity:Field laboratories, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Lab Activity
Extreme Environments: Anoxic
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

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)

Microbial Mat Education Page part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NASA educational page features Earth's Earliest Ecosystems in the Classroom: a web site dedicated to the use of microbial mats to illustrate and demonstrate general principles of scientific ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Astrobiology, Ecology:Biofilms
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Bibliography, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Animations/Video, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

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