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Postby sfranciscanus » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:13 pm


I am new to this forum and I need a bit of help. I have to attend to my child science fair. I want to show how the bioluminiscence works for 4th and 5th graders. Does anybody knows Where can I get some organism that are bioluminicents and an easy way to show them how they glow?.Do I have to keep them in the dark and then when I am ready to show the class just turn on a flashlight? I will have only 30 minutes to explain them and show them some life samples.

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Re: Bioluminiscence

Postby donnahardy2 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:24 am

Hi Beatiz,

Welcome to Science Buddies. Bioluminscence is a challenging topic to present to 4th and 5th graders, but I think it's a great idea.

We do have one project on this topic and the background information included contains information that will help you with your presentation: ... p033.shtml

If your child will be doing a science project and has not decided what to do, I recommend using the topic selection wizard from this website to pick a subject. ... deas.shtml

A science fair project should include an experiment with one independent variable.

Please let us know if you have other questions.


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