School of Life Sciences | Ask A Biologist

dropdown arrow downdropdown arrow upshow/hide menu

Why is Rudolp's nose red?
video header

Biology Podcast and Videos

Here we have our collection of how-to and learn-about videos. There are also videos with scientists in their lab and the field. For just fun, we have some videos like the Ugly Bug Contest that highlight some of the participants and the winner of the annual contest. Check them out and be sure to stay tuned for future releases.

And — don't miss listening to one of our podcast episodes from our large collection of interviews with scientists. Just click on the Listen tab.

Ugly Bug Contest 2008

The Ugly Bug Contest has been part of the Flagstaff Festival of Science and Mt. Campus Science Day since 1997. Ask-a-Biologist is pleased to extend the contest to the world via the Web.

Ugly Bug Contest 2009

The Ugly Bug Contest has been part of the Flagstaff Festival of Science and Mt. Campus Science Day since 1997. Ask-a-Biologist is pleased to extend the contest to the world via the Web.

Ugly Bug Contest 2009 winner

And the winner of the 2009 Ugly Bug Contest is...

Ugly Bug Contest 2010

You are now entering another dimension. A dimension of insects determined to be crowned the next ugly bug champion.

Ugly Bug Contest 2010 winner

A True Bug is triumphant in the Ugly Bug Contest 2010.

Ugly Bug Contest 2011

A quiet western town waits for the arrival of the swarm of contestants for the 2011 Ugly Bug Contest. Who will be this year's most WANTED bug? 

Ugly Bug Contest 2011 winner

Congratulations to Seed Beetle, the 2011 Ugly Bug contest winner.

Ugly Bug Contest 2012

Here's the 2012 crop of Ugly Bug candidates. You can help elect the insect that will be the winner and perhaps the next 00 secret agent. Who knows - James Bond might need a few extra hands or legs - like maybe 6.

Ugly Bug Contest 2012 winner

The public has decided. Congratulations Orthoptera, you have earned your 008 status.

Ugly Bug Contest 2013

Who in this mysterious cast of characters is the ugliest? Look in the study — is it Colonel Mustard? Or is Ms. Scarlet, hiding in the library, the most grotesque? Get the clues and decide on your own.

Share to Google Classroom

Be part of Ask A Biologist

by volunteering, or simply sending us feedback on the site. Scientists, teachers, writers, illustrators, and translators are all important to the program. If you are interested in helping with the website we have a Volunteer page to get the process started.

dropdown arrow downdropdown arrow up  Learn More

Share to Google Classroom

Be part of Ask A Biologist

by volunteering, or simply sending us feedback on the site. Scientists, teachers, writers, illustrators, and translators are all important to the program. If you are interested in helping with the website we have a Volunteer page to get the process started.