WHS AP Biology teacher Jennifer Boyd used her grant to purchase supplies for a lab to study a bioluminescent marine dinoflagellate. Approximately 100 students participated in this lab; covered topics include enzymes, photosynthesis, and animal behavior.
Students used this lab to review photosynthesis, cell structures, and enzymes. This lesson also introduced circadian rhythms and bioluminescence. They practiced using microscopes to view the cells and took home a small vial of the cells to make observations at different times during the day and night. They were very excited to take home their own personal vials to show their family and friends. The cells will continue to glow for 3-6 months.
Ms. Boyd wrote: “I am so excited to do this lab with my students and I know it will be something they will never forget. Thank you for allowing me to be creative in my classroom.”