Either you don’t mind them or you’re terrified of them. But one thing is for sure, spiders are very beneficial to our world. You may think they are creepy crawly (and perhaps they are), but the purpose they serve is nothing to shiver at.
Spectacular Spiders helps you get to the truth of the matter about these spectacular creatures (even if the curriculum doesn’t win you over as a lover of spiders in the end.)
The best part…if you really and truly don’t want to get that close to spiders, you won’t have to. Choose from nearly 30 nature walks that will allow you to get as close as you feel comfortable to spiders and their habitats.
- Watch them in action.
- Compare their webs.
- Locate their body parts.
- Try to find their hiding places.
- Complete experiments.
- And more!
Indoors, you can choose from nearly 60 hands-on and research-based lessons that will cover just about “everything” having to do with spiders.
Build 3-D models.
Set up your own terrarium.
Make a glider.
Learn about spinning silk.
Compare spiders to insects.
Learn about invertebrates.
Determine predators and prey.
Make food chains.
Body parts and functions, habitats, predator and prey relationships, characteristics, life cycles, defense mechanisms, and types of spiders are all covered thoroughly throughout the lessons. Ideas abound for these little eight-legged wonders!
You can use this study anytime of the year, but you’re most likely to find spiders for observation in the field in summer and fall.
Seventeen colorful notebooking pages add to the pick-up-and-go aspect of this (as well as any other) NaturExplorers guide.
Even if you have a touch of arachnophobia, don’t be afraid to make spiders a nature study priority. (You could even view the little boogers on YouTube videos if the thought of finding them outdoors is just too much to fathom.)
59 pages, digital curriculum