Are crickets scared of the dark? Are flying insects differentially attracted to certain colors? How do the patterns on butterfly wings develop? Not only are these questions that might inspire students' curiosity about insects, but they're also the titles of previous winning entries in the Entomological Foundation's Science Project Contest.

The contest seeks to identify the top 5 to 10 science project ideas for grades K–12. Winners will receive $100 for each winning project. The...


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