Standards of Learning: 2010 Science (3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.8, 3.10)
Welcome to the world of arachnids where students observe living specimens, engage in demonstrations and hands-on experiments through the use of video technology, microscopes and a simulated molting experience. In The World of Spiders, students learn more about the beauty, functionality and geometry of webs, as well as hunting techniques of various types of spiders. As students become more familiar with the complex and important role that spiders have on our planet, they examine how both structural and behavioral adaptations allow spiders to be successful predators. Many a student has exited The World of Spiders with a completely new appreciation for these wonderful creatures among us.