Bioluminescence as a classroom tool for scientist volunteers.


There is a great need for practicing scientists to volunteer their time and expertise in the K-12th grade science classroom. We have found that bioluminescence is a fun and exciting way to teach basic science concepts and is an excellent tool for the volunteering scientist. We have had very positive reactions from both teachers and students. The excitement of the students when they first see bioluminescence is contagious. Bioluminescent dinoflagellates are one of the easiest ways to introduce students to this fascinating topic. Many activities and experiments can be done using the bioluminescent dinoflagellates and many students and teachers could benefit from your knowledge and expertise. See you in the classroom.

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@article{Hammer2000BioluminescenceAA, title={Bioluminescence as a classroom tool for scientist volunteers.}, author={Matthijs Hammer and Josias de Andrade}, journal={Methods in enzymology}, year={2000}, volume={305}, pages={660-72} }