Hot! Hot! Hot! But How?
http://www.microbe.org/microbes/thermophiles.asp

American Society for Microbiology


This site is part of a larger module called Stalking the Mysterious Microbe, containing experiments, mysteries, and news stories relating to microbes. This particular site features an article focusing on thermophiles and the dynamics behind their heat-specific enzymes called extremozymes. The site also provides a menu of links to the microbe module's wealth of information and activities. One of the menus contains links to microbe mysteries where students are given a question and provided with background information, diagrams, movies, and links to terms to help them solve the microbe mystery. This site can also be viewed in spanish through a link located on the home page.


Subject: Biology:Diversity, Molecular Biology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5)
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Topics: Biosphere:Molecular Biology, Diversity, Microbiology