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These sites are about spiders and their habitats, identification, bites, and more. There are some colorful illustrations, photos, videos, and interactive games. Lesson plans, writing and group activities integrating research and technology are provided. There is also a link to an eThemes resource about insects.
In this lesson, students work cooperatively to build on prior knowledge and gather information about spiders. Groups research and create multimedia diaries using power point to demonstrate what they know and have learned.
Observe a spider creating a web in a brief video clip. Next read about what webs are made of, how spiders learn to build webs, and why webs are spun. Directions for students to make a web are included.
This site features extensive lesson plans with reproducible resources on spiders. Spider photographs can be enlarged with a click to view body parts and spider babies. Discover how a roasted trantula tastes.
This site has photos and facts about spiders and discusses several spider myths, especially about brown recluses. NOTE: The reading level is too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
Explore these websites about insects and their relatives. Included are picture galleries of different types of insects, insect themed activities and games, and insect recipes. There are also online videos, audio clips, and quizzes. Included are eThemes resources on ants, bees, ladybugs, and Missouri butterflies.