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Introduction Grade K Lessons Grade 1 Lessons Grade 2 Lessons Grade 3 Lessons Bibliography
Table of Contents
Lesson Overview
Teacher Background Information
Lesson Focus
Objective Grid
Lesson 1: Spiders! Scary or Nice?
Lesson 2: Spiders Have Special Characteristics
-Edible Spiders
-Spiders Have Eight Legs
-Who Am I?
-Ordering Sets and Numbers
Lesson 3: Spiders Catch Prey
Lesson 4: The Spider's Life Cycle
Lesson 5: Spiders Have Natural Enemies
Lesson 6: Spiders Live Everywhere
Lesson 7: Now We Know Spiders!
References
Spanish Language Translations

Spiders - Lesson 2: Spiders Have Special Characteristics
ACTIVITY: Spiders Have Eight Legs

Objective
Students identify spiders by counting eight legs (four on each side) on animal pictures.

Materials
Each student has a copy of a picture of different animals, as below.

Procedures

  1. Working in pairs, each student uses his/her picture to identify the spiders by counting eight legs and putting an "x" on the animal that is a spider.
    If the student does not put an "x" by a picture he/she explains to his/her partner why it is not a spider.

Alternative
Students classify picture cards of animals into two groups - spiders or those that are not spiders.

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