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Aboard Alvin
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This Gulf of Maine educational website takes students aboard the submersible Alvin. ...

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.

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Biology
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Gulf of Maine Aquarium
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
Algae Experiments
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The material found at this site provides original, multidisciplinary, inquiry-based ideas to ...

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.

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Biology
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Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
Westminster College Great Salt Lake Project
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Kim Duffy
Brave New Biosphere: Story of a Squid
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This Why Files informative page is part of a series that features ...

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.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Provider Set:
The Why Files
Corals (Lab  1): Coral Reefs, the Human View
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Students are introduced to coral reef ecosystems and the importance of corals ...

Students are introduced to coral reef ecosystems and the importance of corals to humans. Students watch the IMAX film Coral Reef Adventure to experience the human view of coral reefs through the eyes of ocean explorers and underwater filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall. The students then use microscopes to examine coral and identify its features.

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Film and Music Production
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Teach the Earth
Corals (Lab 3): Building a Reef
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During this lab, students learn about the life cycle of corals, including ...

During this lab, students learn about the life cycle of corals, including how they grow and reproduce. Students consider the chemistry of seawater and the importance of the symbiotic relationship between corals and zooxanthellae in the formation of coral reefs. They blow CO2 through calcium hydroxide (limewater) to model how respiration assists coral in precipitating calcium carbonate. Students also build on the coral polyp models they made in Lab 2 to demonstrate coral growth, reproduction, and reef formation.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Zoology
Chemistry
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Teach the Earth
Kimball's Biology Pages
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The pages represent an online biology textbook created by Professor John W. ...

The pages represent an online biology textbook created by Professor John W. 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.

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Biology
Material Type:
Textbooks
Provider:
Kimball's Biology Pages
Author:
John W. Kimball
The Mysterious Life of Caves
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This is a companion website to a NOVA television series investigating strange ...

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.

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Biology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
PBS
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NOVA Science
We're in Hot Water Now: Hydrothermal Vents
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In this National Geographic lesson, students will use National Geographic's Yellowstone internet ...

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.

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Life Science
Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology
Oceanography
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
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Provider:
National Geographic Society
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
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