Entomology is the branch of zoology concerned with the study of insects as well as their relationship to other organisms, humans and the environment. It is not to be confused with etymology, which is the study of the origin of words!
Science is fun and there is so much to learn from the crawly little creatures around us! We have compiled some examples below showing how the HUE HD Pro camera and its HUE Intuition software were used to study insects as part of STEAM education.
1. Study the life cycle of a butterfly
“My students love using the camera to see animals up close and personal! Nothing beats the images we were able to capture of our caterpillars and butterflies. And using the videos and still images we captured, my students were able to learn about the body parts of caterpillars and butterflies by looking directly at the animals without the possibility of injuring the animals, and without having to rely simply on drawings.”Carver Elliot Lee, Resident Scientist working for the Center for Science Outreach (CSO) at Vanderbilt University.
Check out our blog post Study butterflies and model under-water volcanoes to read more about these projects.
2. Watch the metamorphosis of a flour beetle
Have you ever seen a flour beetle pupa go through metamorphosis? Check out the video below that our friends at @LivinFarms made with the HUE HD Pro camera! To read more about it, see their blog on metamorphosis.
“We used the HUE HD Pro camera to capture the intricate process of metamorphosis of our mealworms in Hive Explorer. It is so hard to catch it with your bare eyes, we always missed it before! The HUE camera made it possible to get a nice video of this interesting process.”Katharina Unger, Founder & CEO of Livin Farms
3. Spy on the slugs in the garden
Watch slimy slugs slither around in super speed thanks to the magic of time-lapse photography.
4. Film ants eating honey
The HUE cameras are perfect for entomology projects thanks to their ability to be used as a basic microscope. The ants in this video are very tiny; just 3-4mm long!