Zoom into a Blue Morpho Butterfly video


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Zoom into a Blue Morpho Butterfly video


Zoom into the natural nanostructures that manipulate light on a Blue Morpho Butterfly! Starting with a normal digital camera, we zoom into the wing of the Blue Morpho using more powerful microscopes. We see the wing underneath an optical microscope, and finally, a scanning electron microscope. You'll see the 200 nanometer structures that produce the beautiful blue iridescent color of the Blue Morpho.


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Life science: 

K-4: Characteristics of organisms
5-8: Diversity and adaptations of organisms
5-8: Structure and function in living systems
9-12: Matter, energy, and organization in living systems

Physical science: 

K-4: Properties of objects and materials
5-8: Properties and changes of properties in matter
9-12: Interactions of energy and matter

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K-4: Abilities of technological design
K-4: Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
5-8: Abilities of technological design
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9-12: Understanding about science and technology


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