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Microbial Life: Educational Resources
This portal provides access to a variety of educational and supporting materials for students and teachers of microbiology about the ecology, diversity and evolution of micro-organisms. Materials include information about microorganisms, extremophiles, and extreme habitats. There is also information about the Microbial Observatories (MO), research projects to study extremophiles and their environments in Antartica, Yellowstone National Park, and other locations. Links are provided to online resources for teachers and students, general topics and specific case studies, and educational resources (exercises, activities and workshops).
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Educational
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
We encourage the reuse and dissemination of the material on this site for educational, noncommercial purposes as long as attribution is retained. To this end the material on this site is offered under a Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 1.0. If you are interested in using materials found on SERC sites beyond the scope of this license (e.g within materials you will offer for sale). Authors of original works submitted to SERC retain their copyright. But in volunteering the works they agree to offer it under this license allowing for reuse and redistribuition with attribuition. Authors are responsible for obtaining copywrite permission for all materials that they distribute within their work.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-150
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Carleton College
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)