“Sparkle” in the Ocean!
Have you ever wondered why animals glow in the ocean? How does this benefit their survival? This unit will lead students through an introduction to bioluminescence with a beginning presentation, webquest, research, discussion, and Vine assessment. Students will then utilize near real-time data and analyze various articles to demonstrate claims and evidence regarding bioluminescence. Finally, students will research specific organisms to gain a deeper understanding of bioluminescence and finish with a creative writing sample. Throughout this unit students will create multiple technology rich projects to prove their knowledge of this “sparkle” in the ocean!
Authors: Michelle Smith, Mary Keymel, Shawn Chesser, Katrina Alegado; EARTH 2014