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Bioluminescence -- Research

View Resource The Bioluminescence Web Page

Bioluminescence is "simply light produced by a chemical reaction which originates in an organism." This Web sitefrom the University of California at Santa Barbara intends to provide a reliable source of information on this somewhat obscure subject. The site contains a lot of basic information about the chemistry of bioluminescence and specific bioluminescent organisms, along with some fabulous...
View Resource San Diego Natural History Museum: Glow: Living Lights

The San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM) has recently added a downloadable Teacher's Guide to its Web site for Glow: Living Lights -- "the first-ever museum exhibition to explore the phenomenon of bioluminescence." The 48-page Teacher's Guide is loaded with great lesson plans for grades 3-6. The activities may be used without a visit to the actual exhibit, although the Teacher's Guide also...