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Kamchatka Hot Springs Issue Date: 12-16-2007

Cool Spots imageJoin Russian and American scientists as they search for life in the hot springs of Uzon Caldera at www.exploratorium.
edu/kamchatka
. The mystery of living matter in such hot, highly acidic waters has drawn the attention of you and your crew. Join a helicopter tour and take a ride over the active volcano zone on your way to the hot springs. Then pack your scientific gear and prepare to collect slides, measure chemicals and analyze the Uzon Caldera. Dive into the microcosm for a magnified look at bacteria and find traces of life where it seems unlikely.

Visit: www.exploratorium.edu/kamchatka
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They're Everywhere! Issue Date: 02-04-2007

Cool Spots imageWatch your step in the Microbe Zoo at http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/dlc-me/zoo. Microbes are tiny living organisms that have several cool functions that you will discover while wandering through this site. Microbes may be guilty of killing plants, but they also help build healthy soil. Browse through Ag Acres to see how. If you get hungry, stop by the Snack Bar and take your pick from bread, yogurt or cheese, all fermented and preserved by microbes. More microbes thrive in Water World. No matter where you go, it seems the microbes follow you. Deep down in the dirt or up to six miles in the air, microbes are an inescapable part of our lives.

Visit: http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/dlc-me/zoo
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Diggin' Around Issue Date: 12-31-2006

Cool Spots imageGrab a shovel and get ready to plunge deep into the earth beneath your feet at http://school.discovery.com/school
adventures/soil
. You can get down and dirty to discover the real difference between dirt and soil. Click on the recipe for soil and see what it takes to lay the essential foundation for life. Search out the smallest forms of life on the planet in the Field Guide. Hop onboard The EarthShip and prepare for an exciting microscopic safari where you will use your soil smarts to stop a chemical spill.

Visit: http://school.discovery.com/schooladventures/soil
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The World Under the Microscope Issue Date: 08-24-2003

Cool Spots imageGet to know the oldest form of life found on Earth in MicrobeWorld at www.microbeworld.org. Meet some new micro-sized buddies such as fungi, a microbe that decomposes waste, and microbial mergers, which help fertilize plants and construct coral reefs. The tools that microbiologists use will help you inspect these tiny life forms. If you like what you see, join the microbe hunters on their journeys of discovery. Then wash your hands and go test your knowledge of microbes in everyday products.

Visit: www.microbeworld.org
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Deadly Demons Issue Date: 05-27-2001

Cool Spots imagePeer through your microscope at Hidden Killers: Deadly Viruses at http://library.thinkquest.org/23054. You'll discover some virus basics, their military uses, a few of our natural defenses and profiles of these tiny organisms. Find out what is being done to protect ourselves from deadly viruses such as HIV and Ebola. When you're done, wash your hands well.

Visit: http://library.thinkquest.org/23054
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