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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)

The HaloEd Project part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The HaloEd Project is a web site dedicated to biotechnology education using Halobacteria, halophilic bacteria that live in the hypersaline environments of the world. The site lists why Halobacteria ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Principles, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Hypersaline
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

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)

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)

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)

Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PBS documentary provides an overview of the microbial world and offers an exciting glimpse into the field of microbiology. Meet scientists from around the world investigating the microbial world ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Diversity, Molecular Biology, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Biology, :Evolution
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Activities:Lab Activity
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Primary (K-2), Middle (6-8)

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)

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: Activities:Classroom Activity, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Lab 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)

Light at the Bottom of the Deep, Dark Ocean? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Ocean Explorer interactive, hands-on lesson plan (PDF) leads students on an exploration of deepwater adaptations by addressing the focus question: What types of adaptations enable deep-sea ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Evolution, Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Habitats:Water Column
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Glow: Living Lights part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 48-page Teacher's Guide accompanies the "Glow: Living Lights" exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum. In PDF format, the guide contains 12 lesson plans that explore ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Diversity, Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters, Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal, Deep Waters, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Informal, Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

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