Spiders really aren’t as scary as many people think! In fact, after visiting with them on a nature walk a few times, you’re likely to find an exciting interest in their behavior and beauty. You’ll probably be surprised to find out just how useful and important these little critters are, too!
Spectacular Spiders helps you get to the truth of the matter about spiders. Outdoors, you’ll watch them in action, compare their webs, locate their body parts, try to find their hiding places and complete experiments, among many other things.
Indoors, you can choose such things as building a 3-D model, setting up a spider terrarium, or making a spider glider. You might decide to learn about how spiders spin silk, how they are different from insects, or what is meant by “invertebrate”. Ideas abound for these little eight-legged wonders through spring, summer and fall!
Seventeen colorful notebooking pages add to the pick-up-and-go aspect of this (as well as any other) NaturExplorers unit. Even if you have a touch of arachnophobia, don’t be afraid to make spiders a nature study priority. And just in case you’re wondering, you won’t have to touch them if you really don’t want to!
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59 pages, e-book
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Links to art, artists, composers, compositions, poetry and literature suggestions:
Artist and Picture Study -
Little Miss Muffet by Louise Denslow
Maman by Louise Bourgeois
Composer and Music Study – Gioachino Rossini
La Danza Tarantella Go to #3 and listen to a snippet
The Spider as an Artist by Emily Dickenson
A Noiseless Patient Spider by Walt Whitman
Recommended Books and Such
These are links to specific titles that we have suggested where we ask you to do your own internet search because of copyright. We’re hoping this will be an acceptable compromise! There are often other books we have suggested to go along with the art, composer or poetry suggestions. They are already included in the “recommended book” section, so we chose not to link them again.
As always, if you come across a great link or additional idea for any of these areas, please let us know and we’ll add it right away!