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Aboard Alvin

Aboard Alvin

This Gulf of Maine educational website takes students aboard the submersible Alvin. ... (more)

This Gulf of Maine educational website takes students aboard the submersible Alvin. Classroom activities explore nautical and mythical names, such as the Titanic, instruct students how to make a model of the ocean floor in a shoebox, and introduce topics such as deep sea vents and plate tectonics. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
Provider:
Gulf of Maine Aquarium
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Algae Experiments

Algae Experiments

The material found at this site provides original, multidisciplinary, inquiry-based ideas to ... (more)

The material found at this site provides original, multidisciplinary, inquiry-based ideas to help enrich science teaching using the world famous Great Salt Lake as a springboard theme. During the lesson students will have the opportunity to view two types of algae (fresh water and Great Salt Lake species) under 400x magnification with a compound microscope. Students will make observations and record their observations on a recording sheet where they will describe what they see through drawing and words. The students will learn to identify different qualities such as cell structure, movement and other behavioristic qualities of the two different types of algae. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
Provider:
Westminster College Great Salt Lake Project
Author:
Kim Duffy
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Brave New Biosphere: Story of a Squid

Brave New Biosphere: Story of a Squid

This Why Files informative page is part of a series that features ... (more)

This Why Files informative page is part of a series that features the narrative of Bob, the bobtail squid. Bob describes the symbiotic relationship formed between his ancestors and the bioluminescent bacteria that offer him protection from predators. The next page in this series describes the relationship from the enslaved bacteria's perspective and features scientist Margaret McFall-Ngai. Links are provided to glossary terms and a bibliography. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
The Why Files
Provider:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
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Building a Winogradsky Column: An Educator Guide with Activities in Astrobiology

Building a Winogradsky Column: An Educator Guide with Activities in Astrobiology

This 27-page educator guide is a NASA Quest resource about Microbial Ecology ... (more)

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 column of mud. During this investigation students will develop a hypothesis, record their observations and results, and form conclusions. They will compare and contrast their methods during the investigation with those of the astrobiologists performing research in the field and the laboratory. It includes student handouts and assessment rubrics that may be duplicated without copyright restrictions. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
NASA
Provider:
NASA Quest
Author:
Amberlee Chaussee
Bonnie Samuelson
Deborah Bodony
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C.S.I. on the Deep Reef

C.S.I. on the Deep Reef

In this lesson students discover the factors that are indicative of chemotrophic ... (more)

In this lesson students discover the factors that are indicative of chemotrophic nutritional strategies. This NOAA lesson plan is designed to teach students about the factors that are indicative of chemotrophic nutritional strategies. Students will be able to describe at least three chemotrophic symbioses known from deep-sea habitats. They will identify and explain three indicators of chemotropic nutrition. This hands-on activity uses online data resources and includes: focus questions, background information, evaluations and extensions, as well as resources and student handouts. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
NOAA
Provider:
NOAA Ocean Explorer
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Cephalopod Lesson Plans

Cephalopod Lesson Plans

This collection of lesson plans, created by the Bermuda Biological Station for ... (more)

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 and feature an informative, image-rich introduction followed by a hands-on laboratory activity. The lesson plans highlight cephalopod color change, vision, light quality, and light quantity. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
Provider:
CephSchool, Bermuda Biological Station for Research
Author:
James B. Wood
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Extreme 2002: Mission to the Abyss

Extreme 2002: Mission to the Abyss

This is the expedition page of the 2002 Mission to the Abyss. ... (more)

This is the expedition page of the 2002 Mission to the Abyss. Developed by the University of Delaware Graduate College of Marine Studies, the site highlights the mission and crew, seafloor geology, creature features, and high-tech tools used in the study. This interactive website allows students to explore the submersible Alvin, find out how hydrothermal vents form, define the deep ocean, study plate tectonics, and meet hydrothermal vent organisms. The site includes extreme experiments, including: compression of a fluid vs. a gas, rising under pressure, my cup shrinks, soda squeeze, and plant pressure. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
Provider:
University of Delaware Graduate College of Marine Studies|Sea Grant College Program
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Glow: Living Lights

Glow: Living Lights

This 48-page Teacher's Guide accompanies the "Glow: Living Lights" exhibit at the ... (more)

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 the chemical compounds and adaptations of bioluminescence, symbiosis, fireflies and other "glowing" terrestrial animals, dinoflagellates, ocean submersibles, blue vs. bright red light, the organization of life, defense, mating, and predator/prey mechanisms of bioluminescent organisms, human applications, and potential research and careers in science. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
Provider:
San Diego Natural History Museum
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Great Moments in Science: Light of Life 2

Great Moments in Science: Light of Life 2

This Great Moments in Science radio transcript describes the three types of ... (more)

This Great Moments in Science radio transcript describes the three types of bioluminescence (bacterial, extracellular, and intracellular) and associated medical applications. The audio version of this program can be downloaded and requires RealPlayer. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Collection:
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
Provider:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Author:
Karl S. Kruszelnicki
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Great Moments in Science: Light of Life 3

Great Moments in Science: Light of Life 3

This Great Moments in Science radio transcript describes photons of light (not ... (more)

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 that this light might be used by cells to communicate with each other. The audio version of this program can be downloaded and requires RealPlayer. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Collection:
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
Provider:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Author:
Karl S. Kruszelnicki
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Inside a squid flashlight

Inside a squid flashlight

The EurekAlert news article for kids features a brief summary of the ... (more)

The EurekAlert news article for kids features a brief summary of the Hawaiian bobtail squid. This animal has a built-in flashlight on its underside, which is beamed downward by stacks of silvery reflector plates made from an unusual family of proteins. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
Provider:
SERC
Author:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
EurekAlert
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Kimball's Biology Pages

Kimball's Biology Pages

The pages represent an online biology textbook created by Prof. Kimball who ... (more)

The pages represent an online biology textbook created by Prof. Kimball who taught at Harvard, Tufts, and Phillips Andover Academy before he retired. He now maintains this free biology book, constantly updated and set up for easy browsing and searching. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Textbooks
Collection:
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
Provider:
SERC
Author:
John W. Kimball
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The Mysterious Life of Caves

The Mysterious Life of Caves

This is a companion website to a NOVA television series investigating strange ... (more)

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 of microbial sulfuric acid production; examines the role of oil-feeding microbes in dissolving limestone; presents the discovery of microbes in caves that live solely on chemical nutrients; and reviews other extreme environments. The site offers an interview with a microbiologist, an essay by a caver, a slide show of decorated caves, a teacher's guide including the classroom activity entitled "Microbial Townhouse," and interactive animation about cave formation. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
PBS
Provider:
NOVA Science
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We're in Hot Water Now: Hydrothermal Vents

We're in Hot Water Now: Hydrothermal Vents

In this National Geographic lesson, students will use National Geographic's Yellowstone internet ... (more)

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 hydrothermal vents and uniquely adapted animals that live near the vents with the aid of pictures and maps. The activity concludes with an opportunity to create an aquarium exhibit which showcases some of these animals and their special adaptations. The website also includes related links and extensions for the project. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Xpeditions
Provider:
National Geographic Society
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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