Bioluminescence is light that is produced when a chemical reaction occurs within a living organism. It can be particularly useful to animals that live in dark areas where they need to make their own light to find food, find mates and to communicate with each other.
Wildscreen Arkive has created a great resource exploring bioluminescence – natures light. Students will learn how light is essential in order to see things, and how and why animals that live in the dark produce light via bioluminescence so that they can find food and communicate with others.
This activity is designed to support the teaching of Key Stage 2.