Lights in the Deep
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Students describe, compare, and contrast bioluminescence, fluorescence, phosphorescence, and chemiluminescence. They explain the role of three major components of bioluminescent systems. They ex
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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 instructional activity, students investigate the visible and near-visible light spectrum. They work in small groups to complete a light,...
5th - 6th Science
How Electric Light Changed the Night
Explore the changes in sleep patterns over time. Pupils learn how the changes in lighting have triggered adaptations in sleep patterns. Modern lighting mimics the light waves of the sun, which suppresses melatonin production and makes...
3 mins 10th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Seeing the Smallest Thing in the Universe
For many years, scientists believed atoms were the smallest thing in the universe; then they discovered protons, neutrons, and electrons and thought those were the smallest. Now scientists know protons and neutrons are made of quarks....
6 mins 10th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Snail-Smashing, Fish-Spearing, Eye-Popping Mantis Shrimp
Like tiny Supermen of the sea, mantis shrimp catch their prey using both bullet-like speed and enhanced vision. How do they do it? Young marine biologists discover the amazing adaptations found in the mantis shrimp and how they use them...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
New Review How Do Fish Make Electricity?
Shocking! Share the story of electric fish with young biologists for a fascinating lesson in specialized cells. The narrator of the video describes how some species of fish generate electric current, differentiates between weakly and...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable