Students will identify spider body parts.
Students will label a picture of a spider with the correct names of the body parts.
Computer with Internet access
1. The teacher will review the story Amazing World of Spiders emphasizing the sections that
discuss the anatomy of the spider. Another story is Magic School Bus Spins a Web this
story discusses various body parts of a spider as well.
2. Print out and copy the Spider Diagram, making enough for each student.
3. The students can go online and investigate the names of body parts. Arachnology is a good source of
information for teachers, Scholastic for Kids is another good site to check out, click on Magic
School Bus link and students can complete online activities at Spider Activities.
4. Visit Spiders and read the various myths about spiders, have students write a spider myth.
5. They can work in groups, write a rough draft, edit, rewrite, add illustrations and publish into a class
6. Students will make entries into their observation logs.
The teacher will evaluate the students' spider diagram of labeled body parts; each diagram must contain: abdomen, cephalothoraxes, legs, eyes, and spinnerets.
The students will record how the spiderís web looks, the students will draw the web in their observation log book. Next the students will draw the spider and use the appropriate colors to describe the spider.
Instead of using the spider diagram template, the students can draw their own spiders, color, and label them appropriately. Students can use the paint/draw application of a word processing program.
Another activity is to have the students make models of a spider and the label the spider appropriately. Students can use any of these spiders to base their model on: