How Does a Firefly Produce Light?

A firefly produces light by taking advantage of a chemical reaction in which luciferin combines with oxygen in the presence of luciferase to produce oxyluciferin, energy and light. Discover how uric acid in a firefly's abdomen allow it to reflect light outwardly with help from a science teacher and field biologist in this free video on science questions./nExpert: Brian Erickson Contact: Ericksontutoring.blogspot.com Bio: Brian Erickson is a tutor in math and science, as well as a field biologist. Filmmaker: Todd Green

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Duration: 2m 29s