Instructional Video

Sonoluminescence: When Sound Creates Light

The mantis shrimp's claws snap to produce a bubble that is as hot as the sun. How they manage to do that is the focus of a video on the cavitation caused by the shrimp and how the creature is able to create sonoluminescence. Scientists study how the shrimp snap a bubble that is able to produce both extreme heat and light underwater.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Map the areas in which mantis shrimp live
  • Use a balloon as a visual aid to discuss the pressure increasing inside the bubble
Classroom Considerations
  • Remember to verify all comments that might show are appropriate for your classroom
  • Includes closed captioning for ease of note taking
  • Lists up-to-date sources in the notes section
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