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Spider Kit for 35 Students

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Fuzzy and gold; can you say arachnid?
Click main image to zoom & pan

Gold leaf, shredded money and other fun sticky pieces give each spider a special personality. Use yarn to make it dangling if you wish

Materials needed:  scissors, containers for shredded money and sand

Social Studies:  How are spiders regarded in different cultures? In what parts of the world do they live?

Language Arts:  Read some folk tales from Africa and the Caribbean about Anasi. Write an original story about your spider.

Science:  Is a spider an insect? Why or why not? What are likenesses and differences from insects? Web weaving spiders are really interesting--how do they make their web? How does a spider not get caught in its own web?

Math:  Is a spider symmetrical? Is a spider web symmetrical? Are there even or odd main lines on a web? How would that influence the strength? How much does a spider need to eat for its weight? If you were a spider, how much would you need to eat?

Art:  How could you recreate a spider web?  Could you weave, draw, stamp?  Study how it is supported on all sides and relate that to man-made sculptures.

Ages 3 and up

CHOKING HAZARD contains small parts; not suitable for children under 3 years of age