Why is blue so rare in nature

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You might have heard that there’s no such thing as blue in nature. Well, that’s not really true – there are blue in rocks, blue sky and blue water, but blue animals are few and far between.

In this video from It’s Ok To Be Smart’s Joe Hanson, we’ll look at butterflies to help us learn how living things appear blue, and why this beautiful hue is so rare in nature.


Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Cells, Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Solids/Liquids/Gases, Atoms

Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems, Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter, Change of Matter

Physical Sciences – Energy

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