Saturday Scientist | Bioluminescence: Science of glowing in the dark!

Sat, 2018/06/09 - 11:30am

Bioluminescence: Science of glowing in the dark!

What do bacteria, jellyfish, and fireflies all have in common? Bioluminescence! The ability to create a biochemical reaction allows these creatures to glow and function in dark environments. With NASA discovering worlds with very little starlight, lifeforms would possibly need to glow in the dark. Use chemicals to create your own bioluminescent alien organism, and describe its extra solar plant habitat.


Join us on the second Saturday of each month at 11:30 a.m. for the Saturday Scientist series, an educational series featuring activities recommended for ages 6-9.

This monthly hands-on activity is included with museum membership or paid admission and emphasizes the development of “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). This series includes exciting topics like solar energy, precipitation, geology of space and chemistry.

All workshops are aligned to Next Generation Science (NGSS), Common Core Math (CCM), and Alabama College and Career Readiness Standards (ALCCRS).

Reserve your seat at the main ticket desk upon your arrival.

Museum members may enter the Davidson Center for Space Exploration.


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