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AlgaeBase
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AlgaeBase is a database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms. At present, the data for the marine algae, particularly seaweeds, are the most complete. For convenience, we have included the sea-grasses even though they are flowering plants.

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Education
Life Science
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Internet Scout Project
Author:
Dhonncha, Eilis Nic.
Guiry, Michael D.
Mike Guiry
Date Added:
10/28/2006
Bioinformatics in the Biology Classroom
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This educational journal article addresses the implementation of bioinformatics in the classroom. The author explains how bioinformatics could play a key role for science students pursuing higher education, foster inquiry learning of content that has often been taught in a dry manner, provide the thread that ties classes together, improve biology teaching, enhance the learning of biotech issues and ethics, expose students to real-world science, and significantly help to reform biology teaching and improve learning. The article includes links to bioinformatics resources, information about how to get involved in bioinformatics, and a glossary of terms.

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Technology
Life Science
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American Institute of Biological Sciences
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
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ActionBioscience.org
Kathleen M. Gabric
Date Added:
10/28/2006
Cephalopod Lesson Plans
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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.

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Life Science
Geoscience
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Activity/Lab
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CephSchool, Bermuda Biological Station for Research
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
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Author:
James B. Wood
Wood, James B.
Date Added:
10/28/2006
Dive and Discover's Deeper Discovery: Hydrothermal Vents
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Explore vent basics, vents around the world, vent chemistry, boiling points, videos, and test what you've learned with a quiz!

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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Date Added:
10/28/2006
Foram Facts- An Introduction to Foraminifera
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This Museum of Paleontology web page discusses foraminifera (forams for short), which are shelled marine microorganisms. It includes what are forams, where they live, their significance (in relation to biostratigraphy, paleoecology, and oil exploration), and an image-rich section about foram classification.

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Technology
History, Law, Politics
Life Science
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Reading
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
Museum of Paleontology of the University of California, Berkeley
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Author:
Karen Wetmore
Wetmore, Karen
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Guide to Identification of Fresh Water Microorganisms
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This seven-page guide can be used to identify freshwater microorganisms. Categories include microscopic autotrophic organisms (i.e. algae), heterotrophic protozoa, other freshwater plankton (Animalia, Monera, etc), and arthropods. The guide is in the form of a table, with columns for name, picture, characteristic, and taxonomy.

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Life Science
Ecology
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Math/Science Nucleus
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
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Date Added:
10/28/2006
Lactic Acid Bacteria
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This on-line exercise is focused on lactic acid bacteria, a group of related bacteria that produce lactic acid as a result of carbohydrate fermentation. It includes a protocol for the enrichment of lactic acid bacteria from enriched samples (like yogurt, sauerkraut, decaying plant matter, and tooth plaque). Three parameters are measured: growth, culture diversity, and pH. The exercise also includes instructions for the isolation of some of these bacteria by using the streak-plate method.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Living in the Microbial World Workshop
Marine Biological Laboratory
Date Added:
10/28/2006
Nanobacteria: Are They or Aren't They Alive?
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This California State University lesson plan contains materials for a five-part activity regarding whether or not nanobacteria are alive. The case-study based activities include: What does it mean to be alive?; What evidence is there that nanobacteria are alive?; More evidence of life; Corroborating evidence (?); and The final chapter (or is it?). The website contains pertinent general information articles and resource lists for students as well as homework assignments based on readings. An answer key is provided, but may require registration to the Case Study in Science Program.

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Life Science
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Activity/Lab
Case Study
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Lesson Plan
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Author:
Casem, Merri Lynn
Merri Lynn Casem
Date Added:
10/28/2006
Protist Image Data
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Protist Image Data (PID) is an online database that provides pictures and short descriptions of selected Protist genera, especially those genera whose species are frequently used as experimental organisms or are important in studies of organismal evolution. Up-to-date information is provided on the morphology, taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships of these organisms. Information on PID pages is arranged by the following: Introduction, Appearance, Ultrastructure, Reproduction and Life History, Similar Genera, Classification, Taxonomy and Nomenclature, Cultures, Selected References, and Internet Resources.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Author:
Charles O'Kelly
Littlejohn, Tim
O'Kelly, Charles J.
Tim Littlejohn
Date Added:
10/28/2006
Single-Celled Organisms Unit
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This Project Oceanography lesson plan (PDF) explores the symbiotic relationships of single-celled organisms. In this activity, students will compare and contrast three types of symbiotic relationships, describe the relationship between zooxanthellae (a dinoflagellate) and coral, and explain the effects of nitrogen-fixing bacteria on their symbiotic partners. It begins with an introduction to symbiotic relationships, the dinoflagellate/coral system, and cyanobacteria, and then features an interactive activity called "Feeding Friends," in which students work in partners to act out symbiotic relationships.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
Project Oceanography
University of South Florida
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Date Added:
10/28/2006