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View Resource All that Glitters...

This Ocean Explorer lesson plan (PDF) explores the questions: What colors, if any, are visible down in the deep sea? What is bioluminescence? Students will learn about white light (visible light), the quantity and quality of light as related to ocean depth, the difference in water penetration between red light and blue light, bioluminescent organisms, the color of most bioluminescent light, and...

View Resource Late Postembryonic Development of the Symbiotic Light Organ of Euprymna scolopes (Cephalopoda: Sepio

This image-rich Biological Bulletin scholarly article describes the final developmental stage of the symbiotic light organ system of squid host Euprymna scolopes with bacteria Vibrio fischeri. It also describes the period of late postembryonic development when particular tissues of the light organ mature which eventually mediate the functional squid-Vibrio fischeri symbiosis. A link is provided...

View Resource Ocean Remote Sensing Base for Interactive Teaching and Learning

A collection of seven lesson plans from the Institute for Marine Remote Sensing in St. Petersburg, Florida. Titles include: Light and Water: The Secchi Disk Experiment, Coral Reef Remote Sensing Classification Experiment, Ocean Color, Sea Surface Temperature I and II, West Florida Shelf temperature changes with time and their impact on local reefs, The Coral Reef Cake: An Activity for K-12 Earth...

View Resource Lighting Up the Sea

This National Geographic lesson plan explores bioluminescent organisms in the sea. In this activity, students explore the benefits of bioluminescence by conducting a simulation and viewing pictures of bioluminescent marine animals on the Web. The conclusion of the activity entails students pretending to be deep-sea divers and writing journal entries about their impressions of a bioluminescent...

View Resource 2004 Deep-Scope Expedition: Who Has the Light?

This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration classroom activity explores bioluminescence. This PDF addresses: Which deep-sea organisms are capable of bioluminescence, and how does this ability benefit these organisms? In this activity, students will: compare and contrast chemiluminescence, bioluminescence, fluorescence, and phosphorescence, explain ways in which the ability to produce...

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