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Interactive video lesson plan for: Squid Skin with a Mind of Its Own (Science Out Loud S1 Ep4)

Activity overview:

When you cut the nerves from a squid brain to the skin, something unexpected happens with the tiny pouches of colored pigment, called chromatophores. Emily takes you behind this phenomenon, and how it can be explained and modeled on the computer with some surprisingly simple rules.
Awesome MIT videos on squid and octopus research, camouflage, MIT course materials on programming, educator resources, and Emily's bio can be found here: http://k12videos.mit.edu/squid-skin-with-a-mind-of-its-own
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Creative Commons: CC BY-NC-SA, MIT
Hosted by: Emily Mackevicius
Written by: Emily Mackevicius
Additional scripting: Elizabeth Choe, George Zaidan, Tyler DeWitt

Executive producer: Elizabeth Choe
Director: George Zaidan
Editors: Jessica Harrop, Per Hoel
Production assistants: Conor Olmstead, Dan Martin

Squid filming and simulations by Emily Mackevicius
Ocean squid footage: https://www.flickr.com/photos/silkebaron/3904768242/
Octopus footage: (http://www.sciencefriday.com/video/08/05/2011/raw-footage-octopus-in-hiding.html) from the laboratory of Roger Hanlon (http://www.mbl.edu/bell/current-faculty/hanlon/)

Music: Leaves by airtone (http://ccmixter.org/files/airtone/34427

Special thanks: Paloma Gonzalez, Trevor Wardill and Roger Hanlon's lab (http://hermes.mbl.edu/mrc/hanlon/video.html); Elad Schneidman, Sara Solla, Adrienne Fairhall, James Fitzgerald, Julijana Gjorgjieva and Methods in Computational Neuroscience group at the Woods Hole Marine Biology Laboratory (http://www.mbl.edu); Greg Gage of Backyard Brains (https://backyardbrains.com/)

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