How Do We Know What Color Dinosaurs Were?

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Are the depictions of the colorful raptors in Jurassic Park accurate? No so much. Imaginative, but not scientific. Find out how researchers determine the color of dinosaur feathers in this short, entertaining video.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video to introduce a study of dinosaurs and the accuracy of how they are depicted in media
Classroom Considerations
  • The clarity of the explanations make the video appropriate for middle school students
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  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to further resources, and a discussion question
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