Teaching overview

Learning points

  • Spiders make webs from silk, which is produced by organs called spinnerets.
  • Spider web silk is very strong, which makes it a good building material.
  • Spiders use webs to catch prey.

Curriculum keywords

  • Animals
  • Adaptation
  • Materials

Spark a discussion

  • Why do spiders build webs?
  • What are the properties of spider silk and how do spiders make it?
  • How do spiders avoid getting tangled in their own webs?

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