Spiders - Lesson 5: Spiders Have Natural Enemies
ACTIVITY: Spiders Can Defend Themselves
Students learn that spiders have many ways to defend themselves from their
enemies and name at least three different ways.
Pictures of spiders defending themselves using their draglines, using their
poison fangs, hiding and escaping in their webs, and looking frightening like a
tarantula. See Teacher Background Information.
- Ask students what they would do if someone was going to attack them.
Make a list.
- Students pantomime how they would defend themselves from attack.
- Students describe how they think spiders would defend themselves.
- Students dictate or write in their journals illustrated stories of how
spiders defend themselves.