Introduction | Task | Resources | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Lesson Plan
Ouch! What was that? I think I was just bit by a spider!! I don't like spiders, but some people do. Do you like spiders? If you are afraid of spiders you have something called arachnophobia. (All links with an * refer to a dictionary). That is the fear of arachnids*. To find out what an arachnid is, click on the word in the underlined link.
In this webquest, you will research information about spiders and complete activities to help you have an understanding of spiders and their relatives.
What do spiders eat?
What is moulting?
Find out what kind of spider you have.
How do you know if you have a boy spider or a girl spider?
Are all spiders poisonous?
The Red Back Spider
a diagram of a spider:
What are the parts of spider and what are they used for?
|Make a spider web:
Why don't spiders stick to their own webs?
Spider Webs Experiment
|Create a spider web using the instructions on web site. Ask the teacher for materials.|
are spiders grouped?
Is a spider an insect?
What other arthropods* are related to the spider?
How do you know what kind of spider you have?
Spiders of NW Europe
Pictures of spiders
|Create a collection of insects and arachnids. Include a label for each animal: common name, scientific name, family, class and order.|
Does a tarantula make a good pet?
Are tarantulas poisonous?
Is a tarantula a friend or foe*?
What is a spider rock?
Do spiders bring bad luck?
Anasai the Spider
Magic School Bus Spins a Web
The Big Bug Book
Internet resources available
Other internet resources:
1. Use groups of 2-3 students
2. Research facts about spiders:
Be able to identify the difference between a spider and an insect
Write an informative paragraph about spiders
3. Draw and label the parts of a spider
4. Make a spider web
5. Learn other interesting facts about spiders
Be able to identify a statement as a fact or an opinion
6. Write a narrative with you as the main character - a spider
|Ability to stay on task with other group members||
|Informative paragraph staying to main idea||
|Diagram of a spiders with parts labeled||
|Diagram of a spider web||
|Fact / Opinion worksheet||
|Total point value available for project||
You have learned many facts about spiders and other arthropods related to spiders. Through this web quest, you have also learned how to stay on a topic (main idea), discover facts and opinions, follow directions for making projects, write creatively,
Last updated July 6,2001