Bioluminescence with Lego Wedo 2

An introductory activity to the Lego Wedo 2 robotics platform, that can be implemented for various students ages. The main goal is for children to become familiar with this robotics platform and its programming environment, while studying the phenomenon of bioluminescence.

In the beginning, we can show a short video that shows the phenomenon of bioluminescence, but without description. A good case is the following excerpt from an Australian beach where the sea seems to be illuminated in bright colors. We ask students what do they believe is happening there. Aliens? Magic? Maybe a trick for tourists?

Then we can watch the video – animation from Ted Education which explains the phenomenon of bioluminescence.

After watching the videos we give each group a worksheet that will guide them to the procedure.