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Mysterious Life of Caves

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Lives of Extremophiles
In this interview with microbiologist Diana Northrup, find out how microbes that thrive in hostile environments can reveal clues to the earliest life on Earth and the possibility of life in outer space. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Journey into Lechuguilla
Read this first-person account of the descent into and the journey through Lechuguilla, a cave that drops 1,200 feet below Earth's surface and is open only to researchers. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Jewel of the Underground
View a series of 12 pictures of Lechuguilla Cave that include descriptions about each photo and links to definitions of cave glossary terms. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

How Caves Form
In this online activity, learn about four agents that help caves form, including mildly acidic rainwater, ocean waves, lava, and microbes. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version available) (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

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