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Activity

Spider camouflage

Summary: 
Show how spiders hide in their environment, by placing spider images against images of their habitat.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Science topic (2005 curriculum connection): 
Life Science: Needs of Living Things (grade 1)
Life Science: Animal Growth and Changes (grade 2)
image
Materials: 
  • wolf spider image cut out around the spider
  • tree bark image, similarly-coloured to wolf spider
  • house spider image, cut out around the spider
  • wooden plank image, similarly-coloured to house spider
  • crab spider image, cut out around the spider
  • yellow dandelion image, similarly-coloured to crab spider
Procedure: 

Some spiders are camouflaged to hide from predators.
Hide each spider in its habitat: lay the spider over each habitat and find where it is best camouflaged.

Grades tested: 
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Gr 4
Gr 5
Gr 6
Gr 7
Teacher: 
Self guided
Teaching site: 
Science World
Activity originally developed and delivered: 

Science World