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Interactive video lesson plan for: How Do We Know What Dinosaurs Looked Like?

Activity overview:

Can we really reconstruct a dinosaur’s appearance from a bunch of million-year-old fossils? How?

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http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geology/dinosaur-feather.htm

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Dakota fossil photos by Kabacchi (Hadrosauridae (Dakota) - 01, 03 Uploaded by FunkMonk) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

SOURCES:

http://www.mnh.si.edu/exhibits/backyard-dinosaurs/faq.cfm#2

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2012/11/thanksgiving_turkey_is_a_dinosaur_the_sharks_alligators_beetles_and_other.html

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2012/09/creationists_and_dinosaurs_answers_in_genesis_teams_with_dissident_scientists_to_deny_feathered_dino_fossil_record.html

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/31/hooray-for-dinofuzz/

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/07/24/fluffy-dinosaur-raises-questions-about-the-origin-of-dinofuzz/

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/10/10/getting-to-the-root-of-fur/

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dinosaur-skin-color-revealed/

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-03/reconstructed-dinosaur-four-iridescent-wings

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-04/particle-accelerator-look-dino-skin-color

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geology/soft-tissue-dinosaur-fossil.htm

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geology/dinosaur-feather.htm/printable

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geology/dinosaur.htm/printable

http://www.mnh.si.edu/exhibits/backyard-dinosaurs/faq.cfm#13

http://science.time.com/2014/02/12/dinosaurs-colorful-feathers/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140212-bird-dinosaur-mammal-color-metabolism/

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