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What Colors Were Dinosaurs?

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Beauty has no color, so why do scientists care about the color of dinosaurs? New evidence turned the world of dinosaurs colors upside down! From adorable red, fluffy dinosaurs to sharply contrasting black and white, these colors inform us about functions and habitats. The video is part of a larger series covering many science topics.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Print dinosaur coloring sheets and have pupils color one before watching the video and another after
  • Find images of the dinosaurs in color based on the newest research
Classroom Considerations
  • Avoid displaying the comments when sharing the video, as not all are appropriate
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Offers closed captioning for the hearing impaired
  • Connects current research to textbook topics
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