This adorable spider research craft is a fun way to research about a specific type of spider and then use art to complete a fun and attractive spider cover. It is always a hit with the students!
This resource includes a pattern for the spider craft, as well as steps to complete the craft.
This resource goes hand in hand with an excellent website: http://www.creepycrawlies.info/types-of-spiders.htm that includes facts about close to one hundred different types of spiders (sample of the research sheets included). The project can also be used with books about spiders, or even as a homework research assignment.
Page 1: Title Page
Page 2: Appearance
Page 3: The Latin name, Is my spider poisonous?
Page 4: My spider measures, The average life span
Page 5: Habitat (also sketch habitat)
Page 6: What is its prey: (sketch prey)
Page 7: Interesting Facts
Page 8: More interesting facts
Students will find this kind of research interesting, challenging and enjoyable.
This project covers the following common core standards: RI2.2, RI2.5, RI2.6, RI2.7, RI3.1, RI 3.2, RI3.7, W2.2, W2.5, W2.7, W2.8, W3.2 A,B and C
*as a bonus, download a free copy of a "spider research chart" that goes with this project. The students can share their facts with each other and record them on the chart: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spider-Research-Chart-1443586