Let's Get Glowing - Fluorescence and Bioluminesence
This week, we'll be learning about things that glow - both human and nature-made!
The Day-Glo Brothers
Joe and Bob Switzer were very different brothers. Bob was a studious planner who wanted to grow up to be a doctor. Joe dreamed of making his fortune in show business and loved magic tricks and problem-solving.
When an accident left Bob recovering in a darkened basement, the brothers began experimenting with ultraviolet light and fluorescent paints. Together they invented a whole new kind of color, one that glows with an extra-special intensity-Day-Glo.
Let's Make a Day-Glo Lava Lamp
Resources to Learn More
Here are some great library books and materials for learning about bioluminescence!
Here are some great YouTube videos about bioluminescence!