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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Glowing Mushrooms

The things I learn with my children...

Yes, it is true, mushrooms can glow. I was quite shocked to see they were like glowsticks of the fungi variety. In science we are studying light. We were learning about things that are luminescent. Elijah and I just looked at one another and exclaimed, "A mushroom can glow?" I love those neat science moments that blow our minds.

Meet the Jack-O-Lantern Mushroom...


Our research shows that the gills of the mushroom are what lights up. It does so by almost the same process as the firefly does.


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