I enjoyed the extensive feature on bioluminescence in the Tools and Technology section of the March 7, 1994, issue of The Scientist [R. Lewis, page 17]. In addition to its growing and important applications in environmental and clinical diagnostics, bioluminescence is being increasingly used for science-education purposes. We use bioluminescent marine phytoplankton as a means to introduce elementary and junior high teachers to the scientific process and the development of critical-thinking skills, as well as experiment design and execution. A symposium on bioluminescence for science education will be held at the International Symposium on Bio and Chemiluminescence in Cambridge, U.K., Sept. 5-8, 1994. Readers may contact Philip Stanley (Fax: 44-223-461777) for further information.
Professor and Director
Center for Integrated Science Education
University of Utah
2480 Merrill Engineering Building
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
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