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Deep Lights

Lesson Plan Overview

Students compare and contrast the various methods (chemiluminescence, bioluminescence, fluorescence, phosphorescence, triboluminescence) of light-production in deep-sea organisms. Students infer the light-producing process that is responsible for light emission based on observations of an ecosystem.

Source NOAA Ocean Explorer
Subjects Chemistry Life Science Physical Science
Grades 6-8

Literacy Principles:

OLP#5: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.OLP#7: The ocean is largely unexplored.

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