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Creatures of Light Teaches Students About Bioluminescence

Screen Shot 2014-01-30 at 2.57.43 PM Creatures of Light is a beautiful free iPad app from the American Museum of Natural History. The app contains five chapter about  bioluminescent animals  like jellyfish, fireflies, and glow worms. In each chapter students learn about what causes bioluminescence and how it helps animals survive in their environments. Each chapter includes an interactive map of the world that students on which students can tap to learn about the bioluminescent animals of a particular region.

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After working through the Creatures of Light stories send your students on a quest to see if they can find other bioluminescent animals and place them on a custom Google Map or Google Earth tour.

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