Arachnology Teacher Resources

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Jim Parsons: Arachnid

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Jim Parsons defines the meaning of arachnid in this entertaining video. He isn't sure of the meaning of the word and has to figure it out.
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Insect or Arachnid?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students compare and contrast the characteristics of insects and arachnids through research, observation, and discussion. They write accurate statements describing insect and arachnid life cycles and anatomies. Afterward, they listen as...
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Hitchhikers in the Bathroom

For Students 3rd - 6th
Young scientists will go buggy over this resource. After reading a passage that describes the pseudoscorpion, individuals respond to questions about this clever arachnid and use a Venn diagram to compare the pseudoscorpion to a real...
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Daddy Longlegs Risk Life ... and Especially Limb ... to Survive

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Daddy Longlegs have eight appendages, but only six of them are actually legs. Learn about these fascinating arachnids and why they only need just over half of their legs to survive, and observe the benefits and risks of having long legs...
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Arthropod Coloring

For Students 9th - 12th
In this arthropod worksheet, students compare and contrast the different animals found in the Phylum Arthropoda: insects, arachnids, and crustaceans. Students complete 8 fill in the blank statements and color illustrations.
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Spiders

For Teachers 4th - 12th
There are more than 34,000 different species of spiders that roam our planet. Now that's a lot of legs! Watch this video to learn about spiders and how they differ from insects.
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Arthropods, Insects, Arachnids, and Crustaceans

For Students 6th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students read about arthropods and some of the different species that fit into this classification. They then answer 13 questions about what they just learned. The answers are on the last page of the packet.
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Spider Watching

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Spiders are creepy, crawly - and interesting! Young entomologists learn about parts of a spider's body, their habitats, ways spiders catch their prey, and what they most like to eat. Some excellent art activities are included in the plan...
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Anatomy of the Texas Brown Tarantula

For Students 3rd - 6th
Investigate arachnid anatomy with this worksheet. Using the provided drawing, class members label 7 anatomy parts of the Texas Brown tarantula. If your class is just learning anatomy, you might provide a word bank of anatomical parts....
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Research Project

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students learn the characteristics of arachnids by researching the arachnid of their choice and producing a 4 to 5 paragraph research paper.
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Rider Spider

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students review the unit on arachnids and develop skill in most advanced paper cutting techniques. They each: Cut one 2-1/2" circle from black paper. Run through Paper Crimper. 2. Cut one 2" circle from orange paper. 3. Add a Paper Chain...
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Spiders Have Too Many Legs, Study Finds

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore current events by answering study questions about an article. In this arachnids lesson, students read a recently published article which discusses the importance of spiders and their 8 legs. Students answer study...
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Arthropods

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Are spiders related to crabs? Study the order of arthropods with a reading selection about animal diversity. It provides details about each class within the order, as well as vivid pictures and explanatory charts. 
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A Very Busy Spider

For Teachers K - 2nd
Books are great for kicking off nearly any lesson plan. Youngsters listen to the story, A Very Busy Spider. When the story is finished, they discuss what, how, and why a spider does what she does. To finish up, the class makes spider...
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Halloween: Arachnids

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in class discussion about the movie Arachnophobia. In this biology activity, students find articles and photos of a species that interest them. They share it with their group.
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Introduction to Spiders

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students discover various facts about spiders including different species, body parts, and types of webs.  In this insect biology lesson, students begin a K-W-L chart about spiders, are read I Love Spiders by John Parker and Amazing...
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Get the Facts

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners explore spiders. In this spider lesson, students fill out KWL charts, discover facts about spiders and how to identify different spiders. Learners research spiders on the Internet and do online activities.
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Giant Tarantula

For Teachers 4th - 12th
The largest species of arachnid is the tarantula, more specifically the Goliath tarantula. Goliaths can grow up to a foot in length. Watch this video to learn more about the Goliath and how it catches its prey.
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Spider Pre-K Unit

For Teachers Pre-K - K
There are a gazillion colorful spiders spinning around in this resource packet that contains 19 different templates for all kinds of learning activities. Little ones can sort game cards, sequence number lines, graph, trace, and match....
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Spooky Spiders Science Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students examine arachnids and their webs and compare them to Insects.
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I Love Spiders

For Teachers K
Students read the book, I Love Spiders by John Parker. Then students enjoy different activities creating spiders and making a spider web room. Great for Halloween.
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Under the Spell of Spiders

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars examine spiders. In these spider lessons, students will view spider images and live spiders to determine physical characteristics, habits, and habitats. Young scholars will examine fantasy and folklore about spiders to...
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Spiders

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students experience the life a spider through several cross-curriculum activities that address multiple learning styles. In this cross-curriculum instructional activity, students listen to The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle and toss...
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Tarantula Girl

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a two page true story about a girl who loves tarantulas. Students complete a 12 question multiple choice quiz on the story. There are four additional reading comprehension stories...

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