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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)

Vorticella: Life on a Spring part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This image-rich BioMedia article features a micro-naturalist's observation of Vorticella isolated from a ditch on a country road. The article describes the appearance of Vorticella and details its ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Evolution, Microbiology, Biology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

Paramecium bursaria, It's Easy Being Green! part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This image-rich BioMedia article features a micro-naturalist's observations of Paramecium bursaria. Written as a notebook entry, it discusses the relationship between P. bursaria and the symbiont ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Evolution, Microbiology, Biology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

Bacteria: Ya Can't Live Without Um! part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This image-rich BioMedia article features a micro-naturalist's observations of bacteria. It discusses the importance of bacteria to the biosphere and examines their role in decomposition, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution, Diversity, Microbiology, Biology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5)

Lights Alive! part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This San Diego Natural History Museum interactive website, designed specifically for kids, explores living lights and the chemistry of bioluminescence. It includes links to informational pages and ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Diversity, Evolution:Patterns
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Computer Applications, Assessments:On line, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters, Deep Waters
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

Bioluminescence: Living Light part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Geographic lesson plan explores bioluminescent creatures and the underwater world in which they live. Using shoeboxes and black paint, students are directed to build a deep-sea model ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Surface Waters
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5)

Tardigrada (Water Bears) part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This reference page offers a brief description of Tardigrades, also known as water bears. It includes information about their physical appearance, an explanation of their name, likely habitats, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

Great Moments in Science: Light of Life 3 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Great Moments in Science radio transcript describes photons of light (not to be confused with bioluminescence) that can be seen only with the most sensitive photodetectors. Scientists believe ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution, Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Audio, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), 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)

Dirtland Microbe Zoo part of SERC Web Resource Collection

From the Digital Learning Center for Microbial Ecology, this web site features "Dirtland", an interactive microbe zoo. The site explores the endless varieties of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution, Diversity, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Habitats
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Extremely Cold, Extremely Hot
Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5), Informal, General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

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