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Creatures of Light

For Educators

Creatures of Light explores the phenomenon of bioluminescence. This comprehensive guide will help you explore the exhibition with your students.

 

Educators Guide and Materials

 
 

The LeFrak Class of the Month Essay Contest invites New York City students in grades K-8 to submit essays about their Museum visit to the LeFrak Family Gallery, where this fall they can experience Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence.

 

More Resources For Educators

Use these free online resources before or after your visit to further explore themes presented in the Creatures of Light exhibition.

They-Glow

Video

They Glow!

Most of the deep sea is very dark, with little or no sunlight. But that doesn't mean marine animals are in the dark! Learn how these clever creatures create their own light.

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Hands-on Activity

Make Your Own Creatures of Light

Ever wonder why some organisms flash, blink, or glow? Discover how by making your own land and ocean creatures that generate light.

Science Bulletins; Jellies Down Deep

Science Bulletins: Jellies Down Deep

Featuring spectacular underwater footage, this Bio Bulletin follows scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute as they retrieve jellies from the deep.

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