What are… Spiders?
Some think that spider are insects! Insects have… 6 legs 3 main body parts Head Abdomen Thorax Up to 4 wings 2 antennae Compound eyes Exoskeleton 2 pair of jointed legs
Spiders are… NOT INSECTS
Spiders have… 8 legs 2 main body parts Cephalothorax- head and thorax combined 2 poisonous fangs 2 feelers called palps (not antennae) 2 silk spinning organs Simple eyes Do not have wings Spiders are arachnids!
Let’s Watch a Video! Can you tell me if the following creature is or is NOT an arachnid? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LMR5l7ydvI
Fun Facts about Spiders! “Spider's silk is made up of chains of amino acids.” Read this article to find out more! http://www.howstuffworks.com/question87.htm “I've Heard A Daddy Longlegs Is Not A Spider. If It's Not A Spider, What Is It?” Read this article to find out! http://insects.about.com/od/noninsectarthropods/f/daddylonglegs.htm
Assignment! • In pairs, discuss the differences between insects and spiders. • Then, individually, write a two paragraph paper. • The first paragraph should compare and contrast a spider and an insect. • In the second paragraph, tell me what you like best about spiders and why. • Type your paper in a word doc and email it to email@example.com.