I have the best SPIDER SCIENCE ACTIVITY, and it’s a FREEBIE!! This is a classroom favorite every year!
Read on to see what all I do with Spiders.
I love to add a little spider information around Halloween.
This year I did an entire week of spiders!
I bought an amazing unit from Clutter Free Classroom.
Everything in this Spider Unit was perfect!
I did make my own vocabulary posters to hang-I like for my kids to have a color visual of their vocabulary words. Find these here!
I told you the Clutter Free Classroom Unit is amazing!
Now check out my favorite, the experiment!
Here are the steps to this totally awesome experiment!
Get my FREEBIE here.
STEP 1 - I always do this whole group on the floor.
I have the kids get the Spider Food! paper (in the packet)
and a clipboard.
I give each child a little white cup,
they draw a spider web on the cup.
CUP=the SPIDER WEB
STEP 2 - Add the sugar cube to the cup.
We answer #1.
We discuss how the insect gets stuck in the net,
and how the spider wraps the insect in silk.
SUGAR CUBE = INSECT
STEP 3 - The spider uses its fangs to paralyze its prey.
The kids pretended the straws were fangs.
STRAW = FANGS
STEP 4 - The spider dribbles digestive juices on the insect turning its insides from a solid to a liquid.
GREEN DRINK = DIGESTIVE JUICES
STEP 5 - The Spider slurps out the insect’s insides.
All that is left of the insect is wings and skin.
Have the kids look in the bottom of their cup!