Teaching overview

Learning points

  • Male peacock spiders drum on branches to attract females.
  • Male peacock spiders extend their legs and coloured abdomens during courtship displays.
  • Male peacock spiders use courtship displays to try and reproduce with females.

Curriculum keywords

  • Invertebrates
  • Life cycles
  • Adaptation

Spark a discussion

  • Where does the peacock spider live?
  • How small is the peacock spider?
  • How do peacock spiders impress potential mates?

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