Remember assignments are changed every semester. DO NOT USE OLD ASSIGNMENTS TO GUIDE YOUR WORK. Any assignment that does not follow this format will not be accepted and will be considered for plagiarism, if indicated.
For the Session Three assignment, you are to discuss three types of extremophiles and the environments where these life forms have been discovered on Earth. For each extremophile, discuss:
A. Where has this extremophile been found on Earth? How was it discovered? (about 100-200 words for each environment)
B. How does this lifeform survive in its extreme environment? What does it use for energy? How? (about 100-200 words for each environment)
C. Where might this lifeform be found on other planets or moons? Give examples in our solar system. (about 100-200 words for each environment)
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Note on Citations: For assignments you should simply cite the title, author (or publisher) and date of the article along with the URL (but please be prepared for your final paper I will expect full citations).
You are welcome to discuss the assignment in your study group, but remember that in the end YOU MUST HAND IN YOUR OWN WORK.
Assignments will be graded according to the following:
40% accuracy of content; 30% scientific validity and citations; 20% completeness and clarity of writing; 20% originality of writing