Adapting to the Deep Sea: A Fun Activity with Bioluminescenceby: Gwynne Rife

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The deepest parts of the oceans are currently the focus of many new discoveries in both the physical and biological sciences. Middle school students find the deep sea fascinating and especially seem to enjoy its mysterious and "spooky" side. Bring the deep sea into your landlocked classroom with this with bioluminescence, or "living light" activity. This inquiry-based activity is sure to generate waves of enthusiasm among your students.

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  • on Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:22 PM

This is definitely an activity that my students will enjoy. It doesn't necessarily fit into my curriculum, but would be a fun activity for those random days when you are searching for a meaningful activity.

Steve  (St. Johns, FL)
Steve (St. Johns, FL)

  • on Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:17 AM

I think this would be wonderful for my students to complete after state test because I don't have to cover this in Earth Science and it could to prepare them for Life Science and reinforce science skills.

Nikki T
Nikki T

  • on Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:34 PM

Excellent activity that could stand alone or be easily integrated into an ocean or animal study. Sample rubric, examples for engaging students, vocabulary, activity sheets, and extension and an art idea (that is always a hit with MS students!) are included.

Alyce D  (Peyton, CO)
Alyce D (Peyton, CO)

  • on Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:44 AM

The article give a creative way to extend instruction on oceangraphy. I would use this as an extension activity that students could do in a learning center. Great Idea!

LeRoy A
LeRoy A

  • on Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:14 PM

I will definitly do this!

Sheryl Schickedanz  (Keller, TX)
Sheryl Schickedanz (Keller, TX)

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