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 foundation is especially eager for project ideas submitted by K–12 educators and entomology student clubs. Any project idea related to insects, spiders, or related arthropods may be submitted. 

Winning project ideas will be posted on the Entomological Foundation's website, with authorship credit cited for each project. To learn more, consult the contest website. Entries will be due on August 31.

Looking for other ways to have your project and lesson plan ideas recognized? Explore the many awards and competitions on the NSTA Calendar.