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Spiders Catch Prey
Learners see that spiders catch and eat their prey and are also caught and eaten by their enemies. They sort the pictures into animals that spiders eat, those they do not eat, and those that are spiders.
Spiders Live Everywhere
Pupils explore the different habitats of spiders.
Plaster Casts of Natural Objects
Fourth graders observe objects in science and create a contour picture of the the object. In this arts and science observation lesson plan, 4th graders develop a clay sculpture of their object. Students generate a list of texture words to describe their object.
Frogs Losing Ground
Students explore an exhibit through an interactive program on frogs. They can listen to the different sounds frogs make and the different types of frogs. They search for the types of frogs they find in their local area.
Getting to Know Spiders
Second graders explore a spider's particular body parts. Live spiders are observed over the course of a few days to see how sound, light, and movement affect the spiders.
Getting to Know Spiders
Second graders explore the characteristics of spiders. In this spider lesson, 2nd graders compare and contrast spiders and insects. Students identify and label spider parts. Students also record their observations of live spiders.
Spiders! Scary or Nice?
Students participate in a variety of cross-curriculur activities in order to explore spiders.
Students design a class newspaper all about their study of crickets, including illustrations and various sections of the newspaper, like sports, jokes, articles, food, and reviews. Students create a plan to design a cricket from food items and write a recipe to go with it. Students share their stories, riddles, jokes, and reviews throughout the process.
Seahawk Educational & Environmental Discovery Program
Students identify and describe local poisonous plant/animals. They compare characteristics of three local ecosystems and describe common plants from different ecosystems; comparing shapes, colors, textures, and measuring sizes.
Animals Around the World
Students study different kinds of animals and what group they belong to. In this animal classification lesson students view different animals and sort them by what group they belong to, for example a snake is in the reptile group.
The Solar System
In this solar system worksheet, students read about the characteristics of each planet and then compare them. Students compare all nine planets on diameter, rounded diameter, and centimeter scale.
Spiders Have Natural Enemies
Students explore the different types of enemies that spiders have.