What is Bioluminescence?
Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light from a living organism. Can you think of some examples of bioluminescence?
How about a firefly, jelly fish, and glow worms like the Bomber worm? Can you think of some more? If so let us know on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/scienceguysbaltimore/
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Want to see bioluminescence for yourself? Head to The National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD and see the Moon Jelly at the Living Seashore Exhibit.
Science is everywhere
Bioluminescence has enthralled humankind forever. As kids, we captured fireflies in a jar and we know children still enjoy that summertime activity. There are many places in the world where you can swim in bodies of water and experience bioluminescence first hand. This ocular enchantment is no longer a mystery. Thanks to places like The National Aquarium we now understand the chemistry of bioluminescence. Click to find out how to do a simple Glow in the Dark - Bioluminescence Science Experiment
The Science Guys of Baltimore announce their 2017 roster of libraries for summer reading programs across Baltimore and Howard Counties. County libraries will host The Science Guys of Baltimore summer science program for the 2017 Summer Reading them “Build a Better World.”. A comprehensive list is included below.
In the summer reading program “Tomorrow’s World, Build a Better World,” the Science Guys of Baltimore introduce engineering marvels, new and old, and invite children and families to explore new technologies. Learn about renewable solar and wind technologies, then try to demolish a building to gain a better understanding of earthquake construction and natural disaster protection. Participants even get to launch a catapult and ride on a hoverboard!
The Science Guys of Baltimore 2017 Library Roster
Baltimore County Libraries
6.17.17 2 - 3pm Cockeysville Branch 9833 Greenside Dr, Cockeysville, MD 21030
6.22.17 6:30 - 7:30pm White Marsh Branch 8133 Sandpiper Circle White Marsh, MD 21236
6.24.17 2 - 3pm Catonsville Branch 1100 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228
7.1.17 2 - 3pm Randallstown Branch 8604 Liberty Rd. Randallstown, MD 21136
7.6.17 2 - 3pm Arbutus Branch 855 Sulphur Spring Rd, Arbutus, MD 21227
7.8.17 2 - 3pm Rosedale Branch 6105 Kenwood Ave. Rosedale, MD 21237
7.12.17 2 - 3pm Perry Hall Branch 9685 Honeygo Blvd. Perry Hall, MD 21128
7.15.17 2 - 3pm Towson Branch 320 York Road Towson, MD 21204
7.16.17 2 - 3pm Pikesville Branch 1301 Reisterstown Rd. Pikesville, MD 21208
7.18.17 6 - 7pm Sollers Point 323 Sollers Point Rd. Dundalk, MD 21222
7.22.17 2 - 3pm Woodlawn Branch 1811 Woodlawn Dr. Woodlawn, MD 21207
7.29.17 2 - 3pm North Point Branch 1716 Merritt Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21222
8.2.17 1 - 2pm Lansdowne Branch 500 Third Avenue Baltimore, MD 21227
8.6.17 2 -3pm Loch Raven 1046 Taylor Avenue Towson, MD 21286
8.8.12 2 -3pm Essex Branch 1110 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221
8.12.17 2 - 3pm Owings Mill Br. 10302 Grand Central Ave. Owings Mills, MD 21117
For further information, visit the Baltimore County library’s main website http://www.bcpl.info/.
Howard County Libraries
6.29.17 2pm Central Branch 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044-3411
7.27.17 2pm Miller Branch 9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042-3801
8.3.17 2pm Savage Branch 9525 Durness Lane Laurel, MD 20723-5991
Howard County tickets will be available June 1st on the library’s main website http://hclibrary.org/.
4 Ways to Help Protect the Chesapeake Bay
Learn how plants act as filtration devices with science. Plants’ roots filter water before it even hits the rivers, therefore, protecting our air and water quality. Who knew plants were so helpful?
Here’s a cool science experiment that shows the role of plants in our environment. Try it!