Insect and Spider Differences - Compare and Contrast
Kids love live animals and this unit includes photographs of real insects and spiders. Students often think spiders are insects. This PowerPoint presentation introduces children to the similarities and differences between insect and spiders. The photographs in this unit are from an award-winning photographer.
This PowerPoint presentation compares and contrasts insects and spiders. We've also included additional information and cool facts about insects and spiders. 27 pages.
Bulletin Board/Student Center
- 4 full page color photos and information related to the differences between insects and spiders.
Bulletin Board/Student Center
- 10 full page color photos with more information about insects and spiders.
• Spider life cycle
• Insect life cycle - dragonfly
• Butterfly life cycle
• Insect parts
• Spider parts
• Why do insects have antennae
• Cool spider facts
• Cool butterfly facts
• Spider silk
• Comparing insects and spiders – Venn diagram
Worksheets and Activities:
• Label an Insect - Students practice labeling a moth. Color and gray scale versions.
• Label a Spider - Students practice labeling a spider. Color and gray scale versions.
• Identify Insect or Spider - Students are provided a photograph of an insect or spider. They are asked to identify which animal it is and list the reasons why.
• Insect or Spider - Student indicate whether statements are referring to insects or spiders.
• Insect and Spider Facts - The teacher provides the pupils with student center information for this activity (included). Students complete a worksheet about what they learned.
• My Notebook - Students observe a live insect (or photographs) and make observations about the insect.
• My Notebook - Students look at a photograph of a spider and make observations about the spider.
• Can Have - Students use can and have to complete a table listing how insects and spiders are similar and different.
• Compare and Contrast - Students use a Venn diagram to list how insects and spiders are similar and different.
• Compare Butterflies and Moths Writing - Students write a story about how insects and spiders are different.
• Complete the Cycle - Students use butterfly photos to complete a butterfly life cycle diagram from egg to adult.
• Insect or Spider Photographs – Students look at photographs and decide if they are insects or spiders. Students identify why they made that choice. Color and gray scale versions.
From the Developer:
As teachers, we know how much children are fascinated with real animals. We used photographs of live critters rather than drawings or clipart for this comprehensive unit.
Satisfies Standards for Science:
• Life cycles and adaptations of living things to their environment.
• Ask questions about organisms, objects, and events during observations and investigations.
• Living things are both similar to and different from each other and nonliving things.
• Help students develop informational literacy skills.
• Present key science content and vocabulary found on most state tests.
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