Nature's Living Fireworks!

Seventy-five percent of ocean species create their own light. Bioluminescence stars in an enlightening biology video that takes a look at some cool species. From fireflies to deep sea creatures, the video explores the process, usefulness, and evolution of biological light.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • List other species that have bioluminescence
  • Connect the lesson to the different chemicals in nature that produce the different colors
Classroom Considerations
  • Content lasts only 4:25, and the rest of the video is advertising; plan for the shorter time in your lesson plan
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Highlights new vocabulary throughout
  • Includes subtitles for ease of note taking
  • Requires very little class time
Cons
  • None