Top
Get science ideas & lessons right in your inbox!

Spiders Lesson with Interactive Notebook Ideas

Showed the students this as an opening:

Students made a prediction:

Show students youtube video of spider shedding exoskeleton.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8McCJhKsvTE

Have students discuss their refined thinking.   What happened to this specimen?  
Introduce Shelab, the red knee tarantula
Observational drawing
Red Knee Tarantula
Have the students read some informational text on Spiders
And  Record
Spider Facts

Next: Making Connections to Self, Other Text and World…. Great Core Curriculum Connection

Full Spider Unit Including 5 E lessons, Informational Text Readings, foldables, slide presentations, visual aides, graphic organizers and work sheets available in my store. Complete Integrated Spider Unit


My Teacher Tips:
Put specimens back where you found them.Teach children to respect living things.
Your attitudes towards animals will affect your students’ attitudes.
Do not make students dissect or touch animals if they are uncomfortable. 

My spider Shelob shedding her skin.   

The dark specimen in the newly emerged spider, completely spent from the experience.   The lighter colored specimen is the shed exoskeleton.

You may also enjoy
interactive SMARTboard sort on Spiders and insects

Wow!  Time for a blog post update:  I caught a black widow and her eggs sack the other day.  My intention was to take her to school and show the students.  Today the egg sack hatched and out came hundreds of baby spiders!!

I have to admit, I kind of love creepy science!


See my many great products in my store. Lynda’s Store

Featuring Integrated Spider Unit With % E Lessons and Reading Informational Text

Also available in individual lessons. Anatomy of a Spider Lesson

Leave a Reply

Start Here

I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!

 
Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit

Tina S

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
5
2016-05-03T18:05:39-06:00

Tina S

I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!   Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit
The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!

 
Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2

Richard S

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
5
2016-05-03T18:07:52-06:00

Richard S

The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!   Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2
As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.

 
Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4

Sharon M

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
5
2016-05-03T18:24:44-06:00

Sharon M

As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.   Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4
Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.

 
Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning

Expedition Fourth

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
2020-11-03T20:44:55-07:00

Expedition Fourth

Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.   Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning
My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.

 
Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer

Heidi J

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
2020-11-03T20:45:49-07:00

Heidi J

My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.   Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer
5
3
Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams