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Camouflage and Hide

Camouflage and Hide | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Animals have a unique way of defending themselves - camouflage! See if you can make moths invisible to predators by using colors, shapes, and shadows to blend in with their surroundings.


The hypothesis is that animals can use camouflage to hide from predators.

Method & Materials

You will cut out moth figures, look for patterns, colors, shapes, and shadows in your house, and use crayons, markers, paint, fabric, or anything else to create moths that will match its surroundings.
You will need scissors, glue, crayons, markers, paint, fabric, and a cereal box or stiffer paper.


After testing the moths' camouflage, it was found that some places were harder to find the moth than others. It was also discovered that different moths could be designed to hide in different places.

Why do this project?

This science project is unique because it allows students to explore the concept of camouflage in a fun and creative way.

Also Consider

Experiment variations to consider include tracing the moths to make more, or using a stuffed lunch bag as a larger animal to decorate and hide.

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