how-did-colors-evolve-in-dinosaurs

Welcome to Clip from Spiral logo

Interactive video lesson plan for: How Did Colors Evolve in Dinosaurs?

Activity overview:

What color were dinosaurs? Movies depict them to be green and brown, but since we haven't seen a live dinosaur, how can we be sure? Well, Anthony is here to tell you how we might finally have an answer as he breaks down how color in animals evolved over time.

Read More:
New Research Revises Conventions for Deciphering Color in Dinosaurs While Suggesting Connection between Color and Physiology
http://www.utexas.edu/news/2014/02/12/dinosaurs-color-physiology/
"New research that revises recently established conventions allowing scientists to decipher color in dinosaurs may also provide a tool for understanding the evolutionary emergence of flight and changes in dinosaur physiology prior to the origin of flight."

Melanosome evolution indicates a key physiological shift within feathered dinosaurs
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature12973.html
"Inference of colour patterning in extinct dinosaurs has been based on the relationship between the morphology of melanin-containing organelles (melanosomes) and colour in extant bird feathers."

Color In Nature
http://royalsociety.org/summer-science/2011/colour-nature/
"Colours in nature are omnipresent and serve an essential role in providing a wide range of signals: 'I am fertile!', 'I am tasty!', 'I am dangerous'."

Animal Coloration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_coloration
"Animal coloration is the general appearance of an animal resulting from the reflection or emission of light from its surfaces."

Why Do Animals, Especially Males, Have So Many Different Colors
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/why-do-animals-especially-males-111815.aspx?link_page_rss=111815
"Why do so many animal species - including fish, birds and insects - display such rich diversity in coloration and other traits?"

Melanosomes - Dark Organelles Enlighten Endosomal Membrane Transport
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2786984/
"Melanosomes are tissue-specific "lysosome-related" organelles of pigment cells in which melanins are synthesized and stored."

Melanosome
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanosome
"A melanosome is an organelle found in animal cells, and is the cellular site of synthesis, storage and transport of melanin, the most common light-absorbing pigment found in the animal kingdom."

True-Color Dinosaur Revealed: First Full-Body Rendering
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/01/100127-dinosaurs-color-feathers-science/o/
"For the first time, scientists have decoded the full-body color patterns of a dinosaur, a new study in the journal Science says."

Dinosaur Colour
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinosaur_colour
"Dinosaur colour is one of the mysteries surrounding dinosaurs."

What Color Were Dinosaurs? Test Of Ancient Skin Sample Will Reveal Final Answer
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/1649/20130429/what-color-dinosaurs-test-ancient-skin-sample-will-reveal-final.htm
"Our books and films have long depicted dinosaurs to be some shade of green or brown- and for all we know, that might be accurate."

Maniraptora
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/saurischia/maniraptora.html
"We all know now that birds are dinosaurs, right?"

Watch More:
Make Fractal Patterns With Electricity
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I1hV8_aL4w
TestTube Wild Card
http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-452-time-perception?utm_campaign=DNWC&utm_medium=DNews&utm_source=YT
Million Year Old Footprints Found
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54e5Bz7m3do

____________________

DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily.

Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews

Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel

DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews

Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni

Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18

Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501

DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews

DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews

Discovery News http://discoverynews.com

Tagged under: dinosaur,color,evolution,evolution color,survival,animal survival,environment,species,melanosome,melanin,sun protection,protection sun,sunscreen,dinosaur feather,fossil,fossilized dinosaur,anchiornis,sinosauropteryx,genetic mutation,maniraptor,raptor,jurassic,jurassic period,flying dinosaur,-animals,testtube,test tube,science,discovery news, news,dnews,anthony carboni

Clip makes it super easy to turn any public video into a formative assessment activity in your classroom.

Add multiple choice quizzes, questions and browse hundreds of approved, video lesson ideas for Clip

Make YouTube one of your teaching aids - Works perfectly with lesson micro-teaching plans

Play this activity

1. Students enter a simple code

2. You play the video

3. The students comment

4. You review and reflect

* Whiteboard required for teacher-paced activities

Share on:

Share How Did Colors Evolve in Dinosaurs? on Google+ Share How Did Colors Evolve in Dinosaurs? on Twitter Share How Did Colors Evolve in Dinosaurs? on Facebook Pin How Did Colors Evolve in Dinosaurs? Email How Did Colors Evolve in Dinosaurs?

Ready to see what else Spiral logo can do?

With four apps, each designed around existing classroom activities, Spiral gives you the power to do formative assessment with anything you teach.

Quickfire

Carry out a quickfire formative assessment to see what the whole class is thinking

Discuss

Create interactive presentations to spark creativity in class

Team Up

Student teams can create and share collaborative presentations from linked devices

Clip

Turn any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes

1000s of teachers use Spiral to deliver awesome, engaging activities that capture students' understanding during lessons.

Now it's your turn Sign up

Spiral Reviews by Teachers and Digital Learning Coaches

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Kathryn Laster @kklaster

Tried out the canvas response option on @SpiralEducation & it's so awesome! Add text or drawings AND annotate an image! #R10tech

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Room 220 Math Stars @3rdgradeBCE

Using @SpiralEducation in class for math review. Student approved! Thumbs up! Thanks.

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Miss Ord @ordmiss

Absolutely amazing collaboration from year 10 today. 100% engagement and constant smiles from all #lovetsla #spiral

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Adam J. Stryker @strykerstennis

Students show better Interpersonal Writing skills than Speaking via @SpiralEducation Great #data #langchat folks!

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Dr Ayla Göl @iladylayla

A good tool for supporting active #learning.

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Brett Erenberg @BrettErenberg

The Team Up app is unlike anything I have ever seen. You left NOTHING out! So impressed!

Get the Clip Chrome Extension & Create Video Lessons in Seconds

Add Clip to Chrome