October 20


First grade is studying fireflies as part of their nocturnal unit. This lab focused on bioluminescence which is the ability of an organism to create light. Click here to learn more.

We watched part of a video about an owl and his firefly friend and then did a follow-up activity in the very dark IT conference room. Click here to watch the Sam and the Firefly video. Gus, the firefly, did “good” word tricks after he learned a hard lesson. We pretended our UV flashlights were fireflies and we wrote words, just like Gus, on glow-in-the-dark paper. Click here to learn more about this paper.

Looked like fireflies around the room!