Create representations of wild animals designed to visually blend into or stand out in their habitats, then discuss coloration as an adaptation for survival.

Additional Resources
Hide and Seek Wildlife Activity
How Insects Hide in Plain Sight (from Virginia Public Media's "What's Bugging You?" series)

In Step with STEM Resources

Teach Engineering: Do Different Colors Absorb Heat Better?

Ask Nature Nugget: Octopus and Cephalopods

Science Daily: Octopus-inspired camouflage systems

WILD Work Job Profiles and Videos

Ethologist: Salary and Career Facts

National Geographic: Ethologist, Dorothy Fragaszy

Octopus vulgaris camouflage change

Amazing behavior of moth for camouflage #2

What is an Ethologist?


Sarah Beynon Showreel: Entomologist and Wildlife presenter

Meet the Entomologists at the Cockrell Butterfly Center

How Biomimicry is Inspiring Human Innovation

Doctor Buggs: Locomotion

Wonderville: Entomology

Leggy! Entomology Careers

About Bioscience: Entomologist

Forensic Entomology - The Crime Scene