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Title: The Mysterious Life of Caves
Url: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/caves/
Publisher: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
WGBH Educational Foundation
Description: 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. The video of the program may be ordered from PBS (Public Broadcasting Service), but is not necessary to complete the activities.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Folklore -- By subject -- Nature -- Geographical topics -- Caves
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Geomorphology. Landforms. Terrain -- Other natural landforms -- Karst landforms -- Caves. Speleology
Science -- Microbiology -- Microbial ecology -- By type of environment -- Extreme environments (General)
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Geology
Social studies -- Geography
Key Concept: Geography -- Geomorphology
Geography -- Karst
Resource Type: Image (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Laboratory Modules
MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: WGBH Educational Foundation
Access Rights: Free access
Source: Microbial Life
Full Record Views: 29
Resource URL Clicks: 2
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