Bioluminescence Teacher Resources
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The Brilliance of Bioluminescence
Illuminate the darkest corners of your marine biology or life science class with this feature about bioluminescence. Viewers see that luciferase and luciferin combine in a cool, light-producing reaction. This adaptation helps glowing...
4 mins 4th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Bioluminescence 2009: Living Light on the Deep Sea Floor Expedition - Now You See Me, Now You Don't
Students examine bioluminescence and camouflage of deep sea creatures. In this deep sea creatures lesson, students investigate the visible and near-visible light spectrum. They work in small groups to complete a light, color, and...
5th - 6th Science
Observation and Stimulation of bioluminescence and chemiluminescence
High schoolers are introduced to chemical reactions, reaction rates, chemiluminescence, fluorescence and bioluminescence. They use glow sticks are used to demonstrate the effect of temperature on the rates of chemical reactions. Pupils...
9th - 12th Science
Fish Aren't Afraid of the Dark!
Young scholars explore the concept of bioluminescence. They hypothesize what it might be like in the deep ocean and describe what it's like to see in the dark. Students brainstorm how marine animals might cope in the dark ocean and view...
1st - 5th English Language Arts
Bony Fish Anatomy Worksheet
Take time to appreciate the beauty in the anatomy of animals with this cross-curricular art and science activity. After viewing examples of fish-themed artwork, children complete the included worksheet by labeling the different parts of...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable