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Who Can Live Here? Life in Extreme Environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Astrobiology in the Classroom leads students in the exploration of the limits of life on Earth to extend their beliefs about life to include its possibility on other worlds. In this four-part ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Principles, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Life in Extreme Environments: Who is on Top in the Food Chain and How Much do They Eat? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This lab activity encourages students to design experiments in order to gain some understanding of the feeding rates of Rotifers and/or Tardigrades. Students will use organisms collected locally or ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Principles, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Octopus Spring part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This reference site consists of images and descriptions of Octopus Spring in Yellowstone National Park. Part of the teacher workshop "Extremities: Geology and Life in Yellowstone and ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Biology:Ecology:Principles, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Activities:Field Activity:Field trip , Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, Alkaline
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

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)

The Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Science Museum of Minnesota interactive site is designed to teach elementary school kids about the Gulf of Mexico dead zone. It addresses the questions what is a dead zone, what causes it, and ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Oceanography, Geology:Geochemistry, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Water Column
Resource Type: Audio/Visual, Activities
Extreme Environments: Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

'Black Smokers' WebQuest: An Internet WebQuest on Hydrothermal Vents part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains a black smokers WebQuest where students in groups investigate one aspect of the science of black smokers. The WebQuest provides a separate list of links for each research role, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Biological, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Tectonics, Geochemistry, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Biology, :Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Project:Independent Research
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems, Mid-ocean Ridge
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Life in Extreme Environments - Who is on Top in the Food Chain? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online lesson plan contains instructions for an experiment that teaches students about the feeding rates of Rotifers and/or Tardigrades. Students will use organisms collected locally or provided ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Culturing Methods, Microscopy, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Diversity
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous, Extremely Cold
Grade Level: High School (9-12)

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)

Help! It's an HAB! part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These web activities are part of a series of lessons that provide information and materials to teach students about the effects of harmful algal blooms (HABs) on fish as well as devising remediation ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Principles, Food Webs:Microbial Food Webs, Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Classroom Activity
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine, Surface Waters
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), General Public

Cephalopod Lesson Plans part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This collection of lesson plans, created by the Bermuda Biological Station for Research, highlights color change in cephalopods. This page provides links to each lesson plan, which are in PDF format ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Water Column, Marine, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Surface Waters, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf, Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

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