Insects have a vast diversity of form and function that spans almost half of the species identified on earth. 

This represents a wealth of “tested in nature” potential solutions for biomimicry-inspired projects.

Entomology Practices

Insect Collection

Insect Identification

Water Quality-Bioindicator

Entomology tagged Lessons



Lesson Overview: Using principles of ecosystem interactions and buoyancy, students will design and 3D print real fishing lures that imitate ...
Riparian Zone Replacement Design

Riparian Zone Replacement Design

Lesson Overview: The students will explore the causes and effects of erosion and how a healthy riparian zone can work ...
Build a bug: Designing a Predator Insect

Build a bug: Designing a Predator Insect

Lesson Overview: The students will research what makes a good predator to design and 3D print a prototype of the ...

This project is supported by the National Science Foundation, award # DRL – 2148781 (Purdue University) / 2148782 (University of Hawaii). Any opinions and findings expressed in this material are the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.

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