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Title: Creatures of Light
Url: http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/creatures-of-light
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History
Description: What exactly are "creatures of light?" As it happens, they are those organisms that employ bioluminescence, the "generation of light by living things." This dramatic online exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History complements an in situ exhibit that explores the world of these creatures. The materials here are divided into four primary sections, including Meet the Curator, Behind the Scenes, and Creatures. In the Creatures area, visitors can learn more about bioluminescence through a series of interactive visual features. This area also includes detailed explorations of the lives of fireflies, glowworms, and jellyfish. Moving on, the Meet the Curator area affords visitors the opportunity to learn about Dr. John Sparks and read some of his blog posts on the exhibit. Finally, the Videos area contains snippets of coverage on the creation of the exhibit, a behind-the-scenes tour with Dr. Melanie Stiassny, and a profile of researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium as they search for jellies from the deep.
LC Classification: Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Cytology -- Physiological properties -- Light production. Bioluminescence
Science -- Zoology -- Invertebrates -- Arthropoda -- Insects -- Coleoptera (Beetles) -- Systematic divisions. By family, A-Z -- Lampyridae (Fireflies)
Science -- Zoology -- Invertebrates -- Cnidaria -- Systematic divisions. By class, A-Z -- Scyphozoa (Scyphomedusae; jellyfish)
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Natural history
Key Concept: Biology -- Adaptations
Biology -- Species
Resource Type: MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Sound (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: flash
Audience: Elementary School Teachers
General Public
Higher Education
Middle School Teachers
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: Internet Scout
Source: Scout Archives
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