August 1, 2012: Living on the Edge
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1. Write the word "Wow!" in the middle of a piece of paper. Around the word, write five facts about extremophiles that surprised you.
2. Create an extremophile. Draw your creature on a piece of paper. Find newspaper pictures or words to show where your creature would live and what it might eat. Be creative!
3. Find newspaper stories that take place in environments that are: extremely hot, very cold, near many trees and near water.
4. How are these important to extremophiles: (a) acid, (b) radioactivity, (c) volcanoes and (d) adaptability?
5. Research extremophile and normal shellfish. Explain how they are alike and how they are different.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standard:
Students understand the interactions of animals and their environments.(Science: Life Science)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)